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Women’s World Cup: Superstars who are successfully juggling cricket & motherhood | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In September last year, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) made an amendment to the game's law. On grounds of promoting gender-equality in sports, the MCC ruled that the word 'batsman' shall, henceforth, be replaced by 'batter'. It may sound trivial, but such thoughtful moves go a long way in terms of respect towards women in sports. Six months from that day, the world saw images of Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof carrying her six-month-old daughter Fatima as she reached New Zealand along with the rest of the Pakistan squad for the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. (Bismah Maroof arriving with her baby, Fatima, for Pakistan's match against India - ICC Twitter Photo)Maroof is one of only a few cricketers who made a return to international cricket after having a child. Members of th...

ICC open ‘to bridge gap between women and men’s prize money’, says CEO | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: Discussions are on to "bridge the gap between women and men's prize money" in cricket's global competitions, the ICC's chief executive Geoff Allardice has said. The game's apex body plans to bring in parity in prize money for finishing positions in its men's and women's tournaments in the next eight-year cycle starting from 2024 to 2031. Allardice made the statement after being pointed out that the winners of the ongoing Women's ODI World Cup in New Zealand will be richer by just one-third of the prize money won by the 2019 men's World Cup winners. "One of the things that we did at the start of the cycle was we projected through this event cycle - most of the ICC's finances are done with an eight-year view - and what we've been trying to do over this cycle is bridge the gap ...