India women's team, who reached the finals of ICC T20 World Cup in Australia last year, yet to receive share from the USD 500,000 prize money by the end of this week.
An official from the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) as says that the BCCI is yet to disburse the runner-up prize money of the global event which was held in February-March last year. India were led by Harmanpreet Kaur where they lost to Australia in the final.
As per BCCI: The transactions have been processed as they received the prize money amount late last year. The processing of players' payments in BCCI does take around three to four months for all teams (across age groups). However, since last year, the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai have remained shut due to the COVID-19 situation leading to delay in payments all across.
BCCI clears "It's not just one payment for women. Whether it's the central contract of the men's team, international match fees, domestic fees of men and women, everything is taking a bit of time because of the prevailing situation. BCCI receive the payments. If they received just after the tournament, then it's a delay but processing does take some time.”
And they lastly clarify that “it's the same for both men and women."