World T20 cricket: Controversy at men's & women's pay divide
World Twenty20 chiefs must re-examine giving women players a third less daily living allowance than men, England captain Charlotte Edwards has said.
The men receive £61 per day during the tournament for food and living costs, the women £37.
Prize money comparisons
Men's Fed Ex Cup £6.16m; Women's US Open £2m
Men's 2012 World Championships: £250,000; Women's 2011 £1,000.
- All grand slam finals: equal prize money
"This is something to look at after the event. I'm sure the ICC will do that," she told the BBC.
The BBC's Alison Mitchell also reports that women were flown out by the ICC in economy class, the men in business.
Prize money is also higher for men, which the ICC puts down to the reduced revenue from - and lower budget for - the women's game.
"Our focus is on the cricket at the moment and not on how much money we get. It is possibly something that needs to be looked at after the event," Edwards said.
England not motivated by money - Edwards
She added that £37 is "quite enough to live on", adding: "We're eating well. Obviously the guys must have a bigger appetite than the women."
In terms of tournament prize money, the winning men's team will take home £616,000, with £40,000 going to the women.
Jodie Fields, captain of defending champions Australia, said her team are just happy to be in Sri Lanka and believed they were well looked after by the ICC and Cricket Australia.
Of the prize money disparity, former England captain Alec Stewart, said: "As much as I'm in favour of promoting cricket, you have to look at what brings in the money. Do the TV companies pay all this money to watch the women or the men?
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.