India Women’s team set to receive their share of T20 World Cup 2020 prize money- Report

ESPNCricinfo reported that the BCCI received their share from ICC in March 2020 itself.

India women team to receive their share of T20 World Cup 2020 prize money soon | TwitterThe India Women’s team will finally receive their share of the T20 World Cup 2020 prize money, 15 months after playing in the final of the tournament against Australia in front of 80,000 plus people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

ESPNCricinfo reported that the share of the prize money amounting to USD 500,000 (INR 3.5 crore approximately) will be given by the BCCI, who have asked the players to raise invoices to get their shares on Monday.

ESPNCricinfo also shared that the ICC disbursed the prize money to the BCCI last March, around a week after the World Cup final. BCCI officials told ESPNCricinfo they have no knowledge of the reason behind the delay. ESPNCricinfo confirmed the delay with more than one player and support staff member who was part of the India squad led by Harmanpreet Kaur.

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The delay was first reported by The Telegraph newspaper of UK, who also said that other teams including the champions Australia, receiving theirs soon after the tournament was over.

It has also generated some sharp criticism of the BCCI, who have disbursed all other payments owed to the players since March 2020. This includes three installments of their central contracts fee for 2019-20, match fees, and appearance fees for the Women's T20 Challenge in Sharjah last November.

The players have also submitted their invoices for the recently held limited-overs series against South Africa, however, the payments are awaited.

(ESPNCricinfo inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 25 May, 2021

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