From Rich Gosh to Smriti Mandhane, here’s how much the Indian women’s cricket team was paid

Okay, first, list five Indians cricket women you know about. While answering that, let’s talk about the pay gap between male and female cricketers in India.

We already know the huge amount male Indian cricketers are paid by BCCI. Today we tried to find out how much the Indian women’s cricket team was paid.

The BBCI divides players into three categories A, B and C. While a player in category A receives Rs 5 million each year and a player in the same category receives only Rs 50 lakh.

1. Richa Ghosh

The right-handed bat, Richa Ghosh, falls into category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year. The goalkeeper of the team is best known for her appearances at the World Cups.

Source: Female Cricket

2. Smriti Mandhana

The winner of the Arjuna award, Smriti Mandhana, falls into category A and is paid 50 lakh Rs per year. In June 2018, BCCI named her the best international cricketer for women.

Source: Cricket Monthly

3. Harmanpreet Kaur

The all-rounder of the Indian women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur, falls into category A and is paid 50 lakhs a year. She also serves as captain of the Indian team at T20Is.

Source: Statesman

4. Poonam Yadav

Indian Poonam Yadav won our hearts with her brilliant performance at the T20 Women’s World Cup. The winner of the Arjuna award belongs to category A class and is paid 50 lakh Rs per year.

Source: Week

5. Deepti Sharma

The left-handed bat, Deepti Sharma, falls into category B and is paid 30 lakh Rs per year. She was also the winner of the Arjuna 2020 award.

6. Jhulan Goswami

Legendary cricketer Jhulan Goswami is a all-rounder and one of the best fast bowlers in international cricket. The fast bowler of the right hand belongs to category B and is paid 30 lakh Rs per year.

Source: Female Cricket

7. Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Did you know? Cricket was not the team’s first bowling star choice. She was inspired by her late father, who also motivated her to play sports professionally. Rajeshwari falls into category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year.

Source: shethepeopletv

8. Mithali Raj

Test and ODI captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj falls into category A and is paid 50 lakh Rs per year. It also has recommendations for brands such as Allen Solley, American Tourister, NextGen Fitness Studio and Royal Challenge.

Source: sportsmatic

9. Taniya Bhatia

Taniya is primarily known as the team’s gatekeeper. In 2018, the International Cricket Council named her one of the five breakthrough stars in women’s cricket. It belongs to category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year.

Source: Hindustan Times

10. Shafali Verma

Shafali Verma is among the youngest Indian cricketers to ever score half a century in international cricket. Unfortunately, she had to disguise herself as a boy in order to study at the academy. It falls into category A and is paid Rs 10 lakh per year.

Source: Cricket tracker

11. Pooja Vastrakar

Right-handed striker, Pooja Vastrakar, has come a long way on her way to becoming part of the Indian women’s cricket team. It belongs to category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year.

Source: Twitter

12. Yastika Bhatia

Left-handed striker, Yastika Bhatia, is new to the Indian women’s cricket team. It belongs to category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year.

13. Meghna Singh

The middle pacer of the right hand is a new member of the Indian women’s team. She is known for her distinctive quality of swinging the ball out. Meghna falls into category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year.

Source: TOI

14. Sneh Rana

The multi-purpose bowling alley, Sneh Rana, belongs to category B class and is paid 30 lakh Rs per year. She made her debut at Women’s Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in 2014.

15. Renuka Singh

The right-hander hails from Himachal Pradesh and is also a new member of the Indian women’s team. A key role in her choice was her control over line and length in bowling. Renuka belongs to category C and is paid 10 lakh Rs per year.

Source: ESPN

16. Ekta Bisht

Ekta Bisht is known for its destructive bowling figures. She was the first Indian cricketer to score a hat-trick in the Twenty20 International women’s game. Ekta belongs to category B class and is paid 30 lakh Rs per year.

Source: Zee news

17. Simran Dil Bahadur

The brave all-rounder of the Indian women’s team is leading an impressive cricket journey. She is one of the ready players of the Indian national team at the 2022 Women’s World Cup.

Source: Female Cricket

Indeed, our cricketers are talented and deserve a lot more love!

Read: 10 brilliant performances by women in cricket that have changed the face of the sport in India.

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