The members present at the Special General Body Meeting of the BCCI may propose an increase in cash award of Rs 50 lakh which has been earmarked for each member of the Indian women’s cricket team that finished runners-up at the ICC Women’s World Cup.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided Rs 50 lakh for the 15-member team with Rs 25 lakh for the support staff.
However a lot of members from the various state units feel that the girls deserve to be paid more for their brilliant effort.”I will propose that the cash award should be hiked to Rs 60 lakh for the players and Rs 30 lakh for the support staff.The girls have made us proud and they should rewarded adequately. I think no one should have any objection if they are being paid more,” a state unit representative from west zone, who will be present at the SGM, told PTI unofficially.Meanwhile BCCI acting president CK Khanna has expressed his desire to raise the issue of hike in match fees for women cricketers.”The women cricketers should have a hike in match fees. I will raise the issue at an appropriate forum,” Khanna told PTI today.
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