Indian women in cricket, who made the finals of last year’s World T20 in Australia, will receive their share of the $ 500,000 prize pool by the end of this week, a senior BCCI official said on Sunday after it became clear that they were still to be paid.
A report by the British newspaper The Telegraph quoted an official from the Federation of the International Cricket Association (FICA) as saying that the BCCI would still pay the cash prizes at a global event held in February-March last year.
India were led by Harmanpreet Kaur at the tent, where they lost to Australia in the final.
“Members of the Indian women’s cricket team will receive shares of their cash prizes by the end of this week. The transactions have been processed and I expect to receive their share soon,” the senior board official told PTI.
Asked about the delay, he said: “We received the cash prize at the end of last year.”
The processing of BCCI player payments takes about three to four months for all teams (in age groups).
However, since last year, the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai has remained closed due to the situation with COVID-19 across the country, leading to delayed payments everywhere.
“It’s not just a payment for women. Whether it’s the men’s team’s central contract, fees for international matches, national fees for men and women, it all takes a little time due to the prevailing situation,” the former said.
An BCCI employee, still linked to a government unit, said.
He went on to say: “Even before the situation with COVID worsened, the domestic season would end in March and full payments were not cleared until September.
“So, in this case, you have to check when BCCI received the payments. If they received them immediately after the tournament, it’s a delay, but the processing takes some time. And as far as I know, it’s the same for both men and women. ”