Money-spinner for India? : Women's cricket

Cricket is India's most popular sport - but it still remains a male bastion in the country.

Some recent decisions by administrators could change this, though, and open up more opportunities for aspiring women cricketers.

In October, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - India's governing body for the sport - made a landmark announcement.

That announcement plead that women cricketers will be paid the same fee as men for international matches.

It came months ahead of the first women's Indian Premier League tournament.

The tournament is set to be held in 2023.

Experts say this could drive up interest - and investments - in the sport.

For test cricket match, the fee will be ₹15 lakh, for One Day International (ODI) match ₹6 lakh and for a T20 match ₹3 lakh, respectively.

Mithali Raj, former captain of the India women's national cricket team also shared her happiness regarding momentous day in Indian cricket history.