Cricket Australia commits to prize money parity for men and women T20 World Cup teams

Jodie Fields, captain of Australia, poses with the Womens World Cup trophy, as Austarlia wins the ICC Womens World Cup 2013 between Australia and West Indies held at the CCI (Cricket Club of India) stadium on February 17, 2013 in Mumbai, India. (Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

Cricket Australia will top up the prize money its women's team wins at the 2020 T20 Women's World Cup to ensure parity with the men's competition.

After the conclusion of International Cricket Council board meetings in Dubai this week, the governing body has increased the prize money pool for the 2020 Women's World Cup by 320 per cent compared to the 2018 tournament, with the winners netting $1m (€910,000) and the runners-up $500,000. The numbers are still well below what the men receive.

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