After brilliant performance in last Women’s World Cup now England Women’s Cricket Team got another good news. The ECB have announced that the England Women squad have been given a significant pay rise. The rise equates to a 40-per-cent increase to the overall payment pot, with 10 players given performances related increases of 50% or more.
The new deals have been active since February 1, running until the end of 2019. There will also be new groundbreaking payments regarding bonuses for series win – a first in the women’s game. The aim, director of cricket Clare Connor hopes, is for players to have their 2017 salaries doubled by the time the 2021 World Cup comes around.
On the occasion Connor Said – “At the moment it’s not about equal pay but we should be bold and demonstrate a commitment to closing that gap with a bit of urgency.”
The English Women’s Team have been showing great performance throughout and the result of their hardwork came in front of whole world when they won last year’s Women World Cup defeating India in the finals. ECB also giving them full support by increasing salaries of players. This will surely motivate the cricketers to work even harder and we can surely see a even more dominating England Women’s Cricket Team.