SYDNEY: Australia’s girls cricketers will get a pay rise this 12 months, directors stated whereas admitting that wages will nonetheless fall properly wanting the lads’s recreation.
Retainers for Large Bash League gamers will enhance about 14 per cent, Cricket Australia stated, and gamers within the home cricket league will see a 22computer rise.
Australia captain Meg Lanning stated it was vindication.
“When you properly invest in female sport the results follow and everyone benefits — the game, the fans and the players,” she stated.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley stated the rise was a step ahead. However he admitted that there’s nonetheless a spot, there’s nonetheless a extremely massive hole, as in comparison with their male counterparts.
In complete, the brand new package deal is value Aus$1.2 million (US$880,000). The common retainer for males enjoying all codecs is alleged to be about $200,000 per individual not together with wage.
“We want to keep striving to make it a really attractive and credible full-time professional career for our up-and-coming female cricketers,” Hockley stated.
The dispute about equal pay has come into focus in a number of sports activities. However it has grow to be a high-profile and bitter dispute in United States soccer, the place the ladies’s recreation is extraordinarily in style.
The USA Soccer Federation final month stated it had provided ‘identical’ contracts to its males’s and ladies’s nationwide groups as a part of efforts to finish the dispute.
Tennis Grand Slams are among the many sports activities that now supply equal prize cash for women and men.
Printed in Daybreak, October 14th, 2021