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No fairness for 'fairer' sex

T20 women cricketers are not getting equal treatment.

ADELAIDE – While the world’s best female cricketers are getting the opportunity to showcase their skills on the world stage at the ICC’s World T20 Championship in Sri Lanka, they are not getting the same treatment as their male counterparts.

For one, they are not getting the same high level of media exposure as the men.

Then there is the question of remuneration. Take for instance, the Aussies. Australian women cricketers are not being paid at par with their male counterparts in the ongoing competition. While each male cricketer gets a daily allowance of US$100, female cricketers are getting $60.

It doesn’t stop here. In fact the men’s champion team will get prize money of US$1 million while the women’s team will get just US$60,000.

The Age newspaper quoted an ICC spokeswoman as saying that the world body was aiming for “equal everything”, but the smaller budget for the women’s event resulted in the more modest allowance and economy-class travel for the female cricketers.

“We are working towards equal everything. We are aiming to have three viable formats in men’s and women’s cricket and to promote the women’s game so it receives the same exposure, the same opportunities and the same prize-money,” the spokeswoman was quoted as saying by the daily.

The World Twenty20 is a step towards making women’s cricket commercially viable, with semi-finals and final at the World Twenty20 to be televised as curtain raisers.

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