Shah Rukh Khan Anushka Sharma laud BCCIs decision to give equal pay to wo
Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma laud BCCI’s decision to give equal pay to wo
by Filmfare | October 28, 2022, 12:03 IST
This week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced that the board will bridge the pay gap between female and male cricketers by offering the same fee to international women cricketers as men. The historic and long-overdue decision is now being lauded by many. Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and others came forward to show their appreciation.
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to applaud the BCCI’s decision. He wrote, “What a good front foot shot. Sports being such an equaliser (in more ways than one ) hoping it will pave the way for others to follow.”
What a good front foot shot. Sports being such an equaliser ( in more ways than one ) hoping it will pave the way for others to follow. https://t.co/Ko1pZpWm8z
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 27, 2022
Anushka Sharma who is set to play a cricketer in her upcoming film Chakda Xpress, took to her Instagram stories to share the news with clapping emojis.
Taapsee Pannu who played a cricketer onscreen in Shabaash Mithu shared a tweet to thank BCCI. She wrote, “A huge step towards equal pay for equal work. Thank you BCCI for leading with example (clapping emoji)”
A huge step towards equal pay for equal work. Thank you BCCI for leading with example ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂ¾
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) October 27, 2022
Announcing BCCI’s move, Jay Shah tweeted on Thursday, “I’m pleased to announce @BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing a pay equity policy for our contracted @BCCIWomen cricketers. The match fee for both Men and Women Cricketers will be the same as we move into a new era of gender equality in Cricket.”