Tennis: Martina Navratilova uncoversBBC paid John McEnroe ten times further than her for Wimbledon role

LONDON (AFP) - Tennis major Martina Navratilova accused the BBC on Monday (March 19) of a "shocking" pay gap that saw her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe paid at least ten times further than her. Navratilova said she was paid around £15,000 (S$27,552) with the BBC for her role as a commentator at Wimbledon, where she was crowned ladies's singles champion 9 times during her tennis career. "Unless John McEnroe's doing a whole bunch of stuff outside of Wimbledon he's getting at least ten times as much money", Navratilova told the BBC's Panorama program. The dispute is portion of a broader gender pay row at the publicly-funded BBC after the salary disclosures final year. A description commissioned with the BBC found a six.eight per cent gender pay gap, however "no directory of gender bias in pay decision-making".

Navratilova: BBC pays McEnroe ten times further for Wimbledon role

Tennis champion tells fellow pundit John McEnroe earns at least £150,000, When she is paid £15,000Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has accused the BBC of valuing male voices further than female voices, after disclosing that fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe is paid at least ten times further than her. Navratilova, who was crowned Wimbledon women' champion 9 times, told Panorama she was paid about £15,000 by the BBC for her commentator role at Wimbledon When McEnroe earned among £150,000 & £199,999. In an interview for Panorama: UK's Equal Pay Scandal, that airs on Monday, Navratilova said: "It was a hit because John McEnroe makes at least £150,000 ... His pay reflects all of this – gender isn't a factor."Panorama said it estimated that McEnroe, who was crowned Wimbledon champion 3 times, appeared about 30 times for the BBC at Wimbledon final year, compared by Navratilova's ten appearances. That does not mean, But, there won't be instances & statuses where there is inequality & we necessity to address those."

Navratilova: BBC pays McEnroe 10 times more for Wimbledon role

Martina Navratilova: BBC pays me a tenth of what John McEnroe makes at Wimbledon

as informed in Martina Navratilova has the same job during Wimbledon as John McEnroe -- to provide BBC commentary on the Grand Slam tournament, that both tennis greats conquered in the 1980s. however it's just McEnroe who earns something such as 150,000 pounds for his work, according to Navratilova. BBC's recent list of top-paid personalities includes McEnroe, the 7-time Grand Slam singles champion, under the category of 150,000-199,999 pounds (about $210,624 to $280,830). The Telegraph reports that Navratilova made about ten appearances for BBC at Wimbledon in 2017, whereas McEnroe contributed about 30 different times. The 18-time Grand Slam singles title winner has too said "it's continue the perfect old boys network" at BBC.

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