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ICC Open To “Bridge The Gap Between Women’s And Men’s Prize Money”

Women’s and Men’s Prize Money has a huge difference between them and it’s obvious because of the low amount of popularity in the audience for women’s cricket than men’s cricket made this gap. It came into the limelight when this year’s list of women’s cricket prize money came out and people compared it with the prize distribution list of the 2019 Men’s ODI World Cup.

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After being questioned about that, Geoff Allardice said: Discussions going on to “bridge the gap between women’s and men’s prize money” in cricket’s global competitions.

Allardice was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.com-

“One of the things that we did at the start of the cycle was we projected through this event cycle – most of the ICC’s finances are done with an eight-year view – and what we’ve been trying to do over this cycle is bridge the gap between the women’s prize money and the men’s prize money,”
“We are about to start discussions around the next cycle and one of the starting points for that discussion is going to be trying to get parity for the finishing positions of teams in women’s events and comparable men’s events. So we’re not there yet, but we’re on the journey to getting towards prize money parity.”

Although the ICC had doubled the prize money of the ongoing Women’s ODI World Cup to USD 1.32 million, it’s still USD 6.5 million less than the amount given in the 2019 Men’s ODI World Cup.

Read about: Women’s WC 2022

Allardice said that the extension of the Women’s ODI WC from 8 to 10 teams will be held only in 2029.

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“We’re coming from a long way back and we’re making progress in that (prize money disbursement) area. In terms of where we’re at, I mean, the tournaments have got a different number of teams; they’re different lengths.
“What we’re trying to come up with for the next cycle when we’ve got the opportunity to model out our finances (and) our prize money distribution afresh is being able to get a parity (and) that we will address the issues that you raise,”
“Most of the changes and the accommodations that would be made would be at the national level, with the arrangements around the national team.
“We would make the arrangements around the tournaments here but the ability for mothers to be able to continue to play cricket and raise young families is something that I think each of the members is checking in their own way and it’s good to see the progress made in that area,” he said.
“We’ve got a series of meetings at the end of this at the end of this tournament back in Dubai next week. And I’m sure that that will be one of the issues that will be raised at the you know in the debrief of this tournament.”
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