Indian women cricketers to receive T20 World Cup 2020 prize money

The Indian women cricketers, who were part of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, are expected to collect their share of the USD 500,000 prize money by the end of this week. India was captained by Harmanpreet Kaur in the main event, where they were defeated in the final by Australia. According to a top BCCI official, the transactions have been handled, and the players should receive their part soon.

When asked about the delay, he said: “We received the prize money amount late last year.” The processing of players’ payments in BCCI does take around three to four months for all teams (across age groups).

The BCCI headquarters in Mumbai have remained shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to delay in payments across all departments.

“It’s not just one payment for women. Whether it’s the central contract of the men’s team, international match fees, domestic fees of men and women, everything is taking a bit of time because of the prevailing situation,” a former BCCI office-bearer, still associated with a state unit, said.

The Board of Directors voted to compensate domestic players for a shortened season at its Annual General Meeting in December of last year. However, no funds have been disbursed as of yet, despite the fact that Board treasurer Arun Dhumal notified this magazine a few weeks ago that a decision on the amount will be made soon.

Those who follow domestic cricket, on the other hand, point out that even before the outbreak, payments were sometimes delayed. In the case of ICC tournaments, however, the customary practice is to distribute the prize money as soon as the ICC disburses the funds.

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