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ECB announces 3.5 million funding hike for Women’s Regional Cricket

ECB announces 3.5 million funding hike for Women’s Regional Cricket

After BCCI passed pay equity for men & women cricketers, ECB made a remarkable move to promote the growth of Women’s Regional Cricket in England. ECB on Friday announced a £3.5 million increase in funding upto the end of 2024. This increase will help to boost the salary of domestic players to £25,000, thereby increasing the total number of female professional players to 100. Such significant moves by top Cricket boards will further accelerate the growth of women’s cricket across the globe.

“The increase in funding will not only help to improve the performance standards of our domestic players across England & Wales, giving women’s cricket more strength & depth & helping in creating an equitable future for women in the game of cricket,” Clare Connor, the ECB’s interim CEO, said.

From November 1st, the no of professional players funded by ECB will increase to seven players per region, rising to 10 professional players per region by February 1, 2023. At the beginning of the 2023 domestic season around 80 women’s cricketers will be funded by the ECB which is double the initial figure of 40 players who were contracted in 2020, in addition to the ECB Centrally Contracted Women’s Players.

The Salary bracket of Women’s Regional Cricketers will rise to £250,000

From February 1, 2023, the salary bracket for the Women’s teams that will participate in the ECB’s regional competitions the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the Charlotte Edwards Cup, will rise to £250,000. This means the average salary for a women’s regional cricketer will be a whopping  £25,000.

ECB has also increased their staff’s salaries & Capacity with focus on improving the medical facilities of each region.

“As of February there will be nearly 100 professional female cricketers in England and Wales,” Connor said. She further said that the board is indebted to the hard work of every player, support staff & administrator who has supported their vision of growth & resulted in positive change.

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ECB announces 3.5 million funding hike for Women’s Regional Cricket
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