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September 25, 2020
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ICC announces 320 percent boost in prize money for women’s T20I competition in 2020

Due to a huge rise in revenue in the women’s competition, the ICC on Monday announced a 320 percent boost in prize money in the women’s competition in 2020. The winners will take home a cool $1 million while the runners up $500,000.

Following this, Cricket Australia also introduced a pay parity among cricketers and announced to provide an extra share to their women’s team for the next T20 World Cup.

India will also be a force to reckon with in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup (Picture credits: Wiki)

Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts released a statement saying, “We want to continue our commitment to equality by ensuring that any prize money earned by the Australian Women’s team in the T20 World Cup is the same as what is on offer in the men’s side of the tournament.”

The Aussie women’s team is top-ranked and would be the favorites when the T20 World Cup starts in February in 2020. Moreover, they will have the home advantage.

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