They will receive their share from prize money for finishing runner-up in World T20
The Indian women cricketers, who made the final of last year’s World T20 in Australia, will receive their share from the $500,000 prize money by the end of this week, a senior BCCI official said on Sunday after it came to light that they are yet to be paid.
A report in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper quoted an official from the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) as saying that the BCCI is yet to disburse the runner-up prize money of the global event, which was held in February-March last year.
India was led by Harmanpreet Kaur at the marquee event, where it lost to Australia in the final.
“The members of the Indian women’s cricket team will be getting the share of their prize money by the end of this week. The transactions have been processed and I am expecting that they will receive their share very soon,” the senior board functionary said.
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). However, since last year, the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai have remained shut due to the COVID-19 situation across the country leading to delay in payments all across.”
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