Last Update on: May 24th, 2021 at 11:19 am
Renowned commentator and former English cricketer Isa Guha has spoken about the lack of parity in men’s and women’s cricket and the need to adopt a progressive mindset. While Isa Gua admitted that there has been reform, she feels there is still a long way to go. These discussions have emerged a day after it came to the fore that the Indian women’s team has not received their prize money from the BCCI for their participation in the 2020 ICC World T20 and reaching the final.
BCCI has still not remitted to the female cricketers, their well-deserved prize money that amounts to $50000. The Federation of Cricketers’ Association (FICA) encouraged the women’s outfit to form a union as late payment is unacceptable. The BCCI had already faced criticism for a significant difference in the central contracts offered to men and women’s players.
Isa Guha opined that women are made to feel grateful for their progress; however, there is much work yet to be done and she thinks that players’ association would play a vital role. The cricketer-turned-commentator pointed out that Indian women will become formidable in the world stage only if as much thought goes into their progress as the men.
“Women are made to feel grateful for progress but there is still so much to be done to reach equity (& that isn’t just equal pay). Players associations are a vital part of reaching this. India women will dominate the world stage when as much thought goes into the their game as the men,” Guha stated as quoted by Hindustan Times.
The men are at a different level there are still base level equities in player welfare: Isa Guha
Isa Guha further remarked that men might be at a different level altogether; there are still base level equities in player welfare. The 36-year old mentioned that things like payment/contract times, well-being support networks, domestic structure prof support, maternity provisions, retirement planning are things that could be accomplished by having player associations.
“While the men are at a different level there are still base level equities in player welfare. Things like payment/contract times, well-being support networks, domestic structure prof support, maternity provisions, retirement planning are all things can be gained from having a pa,” she added.