“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 directed 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.