Farokh Engineer. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

October 27, 2022- a day that will likely be remembered for ages to return. And why not? It was a historic day for Indian cricket because the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) took a significant initiative, a step in the direction of eradicating gender discrimination, and introduced equal match charges for all of the centrally contracted female and male cricketers.

Your entire cricketing fraternity lauded BCCI’s transfer, and present and former cricketers, each make and feminine, appreciated the initiative. Legends of the sport like Mithali Raj, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virat Kohli amongst many others took to their respective social media handles to reward BCCI. And India’s former wicketkeeper-batter Farokh Engineer was the current one to affix the bandwagon.

Whereas talking on BatBricks7 Presents Run Ki Runneeti present on CricTracker, Engineer heaped praises on the Indian cricketing board as he stated:

“I’m pleased with BCCI. I’m actually proud that they’ve taken the initiative. You realize, ladies’s cricket is getting a whole lot of significance, a whole lot of protection, and I for one, personally, I’m completely delighted that ladies are getting paid simply as a lot as males. I feel different sports activities, like tennis, golf, and all, will notice that ladies usually are not inferior.”

It’s beautiful for BCCI to take the initiative: Engineer

As Engineer believes, it’s true that the boys’s sport has attracted extra viewers due to the rigorous nature of their play, which isn’t normally discovered within the ladies’s sport. However the feminine gamers, of all sports activities, have given their finest to face at an equal stage and have given powerful competitors to the boys’s sports activities.

“Okay, the boys’s sport attracts greater audiences, greater tv viewers, and all that so you’ll be able to perceive why the boys’s wages are a bit increased. However I feel it’s beautiful for BCCI to take the initiative and be the primary one to have equal pay for the centrally contracted gamers. Shabash BCCI, I salute you for that,” Engineer added.

The Indian ladies’s staff showcased some excellent performances this 12 months. They bagged a silver medal on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 in Birmingham, the place ladies’s cricket was launched for the primary time in historical past. Later, they clinched their seventh Girls’s Asia Cup 2022 title, by defeating Sri Lanka within the finals.

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