'Concerning' disparity between World T20 cash awards for men's, women's cricket
The huge disparity between the World Twenty20 cash prizes for the men and the women's cricket may be a concern for the ICC in the near future, according to a report.
The fifth World T20, which starts in Bangladesh on Mar 16, will carry a first prize of 6,60,000 pounds for the men's game and 42,000 pounds for the women's, although it will provide further evidence of the ineluctable rise of the shortest format of the game.
According to The Independent, fortunately, the England women's team offer almost as much reason for optimism given their experience and canny natures, although nerves, the weight of expectations and Australia may be some of the biggest stumbling blocks for Charlotte Edwards' well-balanced team.
The finals on April 6 will be followed almost immediately by this year's Indian Premier League, by the end of which T20 may indeed be master of all it surveys in cricket, the report added.
(Posted on 17-03-2014)