The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to reduce the salary gap between male and female cricketers, said Jalal Yunus, chairman of the cricket operation of the board.
A male cricketer makes at least Tk2 lakh for taking part in a T20I match while a female cricketer earns Tk60,000 for playing at the highest level of cricket.
"We are thinking about increasing the salary of the female cricketers," Jalal told the media Thursday.
"We have a department that works for the betterment of women's cricket. We have been discussing the women cricketers' salary for a while now and the board president also told us to raise their payments."
As the first cricket-playing nation, New Zealand has introduced equal pay for male and female cricketers. Now the other cricketing nations are also stepping forward to do so.