BCCI Women: No Maternity Leave Clause In Player Contracts
The Indian cricket board’s (BCCI Women) decision to allow all women players to travel in business class on air will ease the comfort zone.
This the the view of Harmander Singh, the father of an Indian (BCCI Women) all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur.
Diana Edulji, the former India player, who is now also the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is believed to be instrumental in decisions for the women players.
Speaking exclusively from Punjab, he says, “I feel so proud. It will be very convenient now for them to move from one place to another”.
Harman Kaur, the 28-year-old right-handed batsman and also a right-arm off-break bowler has led the Indian team in the limited-over format matches.
“Finally, these women players are making their own place. Indeed they are deserving it. Hard work they have put on is paid off”.
“However, I feel, some more other steps need to be taken. Women cricket is no where less important than Kohlis and Dhonis cricket”, he further added.
“The match fees of the current women players is increased and the one-time benefit scheme for the retired players is sanctioned. The contract fee for the current is not increased as the contracts to them are not even 12-month old”, the BCCI source said.
Apparently, there is no maternity leave clause in their contract. Cricket Australia (CA) is the only board offering such benefit to their players. There does not seem to be any married player in the present team except one, and sadly she is a divorcee.
The fitness camp for the women players is underway in Mumbai and the training camp is scheduled to begin from April 22. India’s next assignment is the bilateral series against South Africa.