ICC's announcement to equalize the prize money of women's and men's cricket teams
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that there will be no difference in prize money between men’s and women’s cricket teams and the prize money for both will be equal in all tournaments after today.
In a statement on Twitter, the ICC said the governing body has said that in tournaments like the T20 and ODI World Cup, teams will receive equal prize money based on their position and wins at the end of the event.
According to the report of the news agency AF, the chairman of the ICC, Greg Barkley, said that this is an important moment in the history of our game.
He said he was happy that male and female cricketers participating in ICC international events would now be rewarded equally.
Both men’s and women’s teams to receive equal prize money for finishing in similar positions at ICC events and will be awarded the same amount for winning a match.
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— ICC (@ICC) July 13, 2023
It should be noted that the prize money in Men’s ODI World Cup 2019 was $10 million and the prize money in Women’s World Cup 2022 was three times less than $3.5 million.
Earlier, soccer’s world governing body FIFA was criticized for not awarding equal prize money to men’s and women’s teams at its World Cup.
The prize money for the next Women’s World Cup, including participation fees, will be $152 million, several times less than the $440 million paid to all soccer teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.