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New Zealand women and men cricketers to obtain equal pay in ground-breaking settlement

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New Zealand men and women cricketers to receive equal pay in ground-breaking agreement

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday introduced a ground-breaking settlement, which can see women and men gamers paid the identical match charges.

NZC and the gamers’ affiliation signed a five-year deal and the settlement will see girls’s gamers at each worldwide and home degree obtain the identical match charges as males throughout all codecs and competitions.

The settlement will begin on August 1, and also will see skilled girls’s gamers obtain fairness in issues resembling journey, lodging, and the broader taking part in and coaching setting.

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“This is the most important agreement in our sport, as it binds NZC, the major associations, and our players at the hip, and sets the foundation to fund, grow and develop cricket,” mentioned NZC Chief Executive David White.

“It’s been a collaborative yet very robust negotiation. Importantly, it represents a significant step forward as we continue to grow our investment in women’s cricket.”

Under the settlement, the variety of girls’s home contracts will improve to 72 from 54 whereas the boys will earn greater retainers because of the better variety of matches performed, codecs contested and time spent coaching and taking part in.

“It’s great for the international and domestic women players to be recognised in the same agreement, alongside the men,” mentioned White Ferns captain Sophie Devine.

“It’s a massive step forward and will be a huge drawcard for young women and girls.”

New Zealand’s males’s gamers, whose match charges at T20I, ODI, Ford Trophy, and Dream11 Super Smash degree would be the similar as the ladies, will earn greater retainers, based mostly on the elevated variety of matches performed, codecs contested, and time spent coaching and taking part in. They will retain their potential to play in abroad leagues, together with the IPL.

Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson mentioned it was an thrilling time for the game.

“It’s actually essential for the present gamers to construct on the legacy of those that have gone earlier than us, and to help tomorrow’s gamers, each women and men, in any respect ranges.

“This agreement goes a long way towards achieving that.”

Contract match charges breakdown:

Tests: $10,250, ODIs: $4,000, T20Is: $2,500, Plunket Shield: $1,750, Ford Trophy/Hallyburton Johnstone Shield: $800, Super Smash: $575

Meanwhile, in India the wage hole between women and men cricketers are huge. A male cricketer with a Category A+ contract earns Rs 7 crore, whereas the ladies get solely Rs 50 lakh.

Central contracts for the Indian girls’s cricket workforce for 2021-22

Women’s Contracts 2021/22: Category A (Rs 50 lakh), Category B (Rs 30 lakh) and Category C (Rs 10 lakh).

Men’s Contracts 2021/22: Category A+ (Rs 7 crore), Category A (Rs 5 crore), Category B (Rs 3 crore) and Category C (Rs 1 crore).