Mithali Raj receives $250 for 'Player of the Match', netizens slam ICC

sports | 05 June 2018 10:53 AM (UTC)
Ajay Joseph
  • Mithali Raj received $250 after winning the title Player of the Match.
  • Mithali Raj scored 97 off 69 balls and won against Malaysia in Asia Cup 2018.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur scored 32 runs in 23 balls.
  • Indian women's team stands in the first position in the points table.

As we all know, cricket is the most loved sport in India, and some male Indian cricketers are listed in the wealthiest sportspersons in the world. But have you ever wondered why Indian women cricketers are missing from such list?


Recently, the Indian women cricket team won against Malaysia in Asia Cup 2018 and Mithali Raj scored 97 off 69 balls not out, and won the title "Player of the Match". But she was paid $250 (almost Rs 17,000) which triggered the netizens.

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This Indian women team played two matches where they won both with four points and are standing in the first position in the points table. The Indian women's team scored 169 runs in 20 overs with the loss of three wickets, where Malaysia women's team were routed for 27 runs in 13.4 overs. 


The official account of Indian cricket team on Instagram shared a picture of Mithali Raj where she is seen along with the prize amount. The netizens began commenting by stating the plight of the female cricketers and the disparity of pay among the male and female players. This is an insult to Mithali claimed several on social media.

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