New Delhi: The women's ICC World Twenty20 tournament began at Galle on Wednesday, and it's not just the fanfare that was missing when compared to the men's tournament, the prize money too comes a distant second for the cricket eves.
According to a report in The Telegraph, there are more valleys than peaks when it comes to ICC prize money for women.
While the winners of the men's event receive a prize money of $1,000,000 (£616,000) for playing seven matches, the women's champions receive $60,000 (£40,000) for playing five. And that's not all where the difference stops. The ICC gives the men £61 in daily living expenses as compared to £37 to women.
While the winners of the men's event receive a prize money of $1,000,000, the women's champions receive $60,000.
"Obviously the guys have a bigger appetite than the women," England captain Charlotte Edwards told The Telegraph. "This is something to look at after the event. I'm sure the ICC will do that," she added.
England won the first women's World Twenty20 at home in 2009, but lost their title to Australia in the West Indies in 2010.