Star Indian woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana is not bothered by a pay cheque decrease than her male counterparts as she understands that the “revenue which we get is through men’s cricket”.
Mandhana, the ICC’s woman cricketer of the year, touched on the contentious difficulty of pay parity at the unveiling of Bata’s new vary of footwear right here on Wednesday.
“We need to understand that the revenue which we get is through men’s cricket. The day women’s cricket starts getting revenue, I will be the first person to say that we need the same thing. But right now, we can’t say that,” she advised reporters.
The male cricketers in the prime bracket on BCCI central contracts checklist are entitled to an annual remuneration of Rs 7 crore, whereas a feminine cricketer in the highest class will get Rs 50 lakh for the similar interval.
“I don’t think any of the teammates is thinking about this gap because the only focus right now is to win matches for India, get the crowd coming in, get the revenue. That is the thing which we are aiming for and if that happens all other things are going to fall in place,” she stated.
“And for that, we need to perform. It is unfair on our part to say that we need same pay, it is not right. So I don’t think I want to comment on that gap,” she added.
India will play a tri-sequence earlier than the World T20 begins in Australia and Mandhana feels that the event is necessary to finalise the staff composition proper for the massive occasion subsequent month.
“Most of them (the gamers) have performed in Australia, so I feel with India A touring Australia final month, that is additionally going to be an enormous assist (as) 4-5 gamers had been half of that staff as properly.
“But the tri-sequence is going to be a extremely necessary event, pondering about the staff composition,” Mandhana stated.
Mandhana stated the staff has been planning for the World T20 in the final one year.
“…it is quite exciting. Looking forward to playing this World Cup with this team as it is new team with mixture of experienced and new players,” she stated.
There was a part in Mandhana’s profession when she was unable to transform begins and she or he stated she has labored on her shot-choice for higher outcomes.
“Knowing that you can play your cover drive, on-drive, play over covers… those things used to always be like, should I hit it here or there…I had to limit my shots in the ODI format and understand what the team needs,” she stated.
“One thing he (coach W V Raman) told first try and play 30 overs in ODIs and 12 overs in T20 and you will end up getting a big score. But to get a big score, you need to be there (at the crease)…it is helpful to work with Raman Sir,” she elaborated.
Mandhana additionally stated that she idolises Sri Lankan batting nice Kumar Sangakkara and men’s staff skipper Virat Kohli.