New Delhi: ODI World Cup (ODI World Cup 2023) is to be played in India this year. Before this tournament, ICC has taken a big step for Women’s Cricket. The ICC has not taken any concrete steps to promote women’s cricket for quite some time now. But now he has taken a big decision. The ICC today announced the same prize money for men’s and women’s teams in ICC tournaments.
The decision by the ICC to have equal prize money for men’s and women’s teams in ICC tournaments was taken during the ICC Annual Conference held in Durban, South Africa, an important decision in the ICC’s effort to achieve prize money parity by 2030. Due to this decision, women’s cricket teams will now get more money than before in ICC events. Women’s teams will now be placed equally in all events or paid the same money for winning.
ICC Chairman Greg Barclay said, “This is an important moment in the history of our game and I am delighted that men’s and women’s cricketers participating in ICC global events will now be rewarded equally. Since 2017 we have increased the prize money in the women’s competitions every year with a clear focus on reaching the same prize money and from now on, winning the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will carry the same prize money as winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and that’s it. The case for T20 World Cup and U19.
He further added that cricket is truly a game for all and this decision by the ICC Board reinforces that and enables us to equally celebrate and value the contribution of every player to the game. The winner and runner-up of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and 2023 received $1 million and $500,000 respectively, five times the amount awarded in 2018. The prize money for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 was also increased to $3.5 million from the $2 million awarded for winning the 2017 edition in England. But now this amount will increase more.