ECB doubles Women’s Hundred salaries for 2022 edition

The ECB has far more than doubled salaries for feminine players in the 2nd time of the Hundred after the inaugural women’s level of competition broke data for attendances and Television set viewing figures.

Women’s salaries ranged from £3600 (US$4800) to £15,000 (US$twenty,000) – with a captaincy reward of £1200 (US$1600) – in the 2021 edition of the Hundred and while prize dollars for the men’s and women’s tournaments was equal, there was a stark disparity in wages with the most affordable-compensated male players earning 60% far more than the highest-compensated feminine players.

Tom Harrison, the ECB’s main govt, had pledged after the tournament’s closing was viewed by a file-breaking 17,116 group that salaries would increase as a end result of the good results of the women’s level of competition, while confirming that the double-header product would proceed to be employed in 2022.

ESPNcricinfo can expose that women’s salaries will improve by 108% across the board for 2022, ranging from £7500 (US$ten,000) to £31,250 (US$41,500), with a £2500 (US$3300) captaincy reward. Groups will have a £250,000 (US$330,000) purse to split across their 15-player squads, up from £120,000 (US$one hundred sixty,000), with the ECB’s complete outlay on women’s salaries leaping from £960,000 (US$one.28m) to £2 million (US$two.66m).

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“Salaries in the Hundred women’s level of competition have far more than doubled in advance of the 2nd calendar year of the level of competition,” a spokesperson for the Hundred stated. “We’re proud to be significantly raising our investment decision in women’s salaries, we think this is a step in the suitable way as we increase the women’s activity and are committed to our ongoing assist of the Hundred women’s level of competition.”

The income hike additional boosts the odds of the world’s most effective women’s cricketers appearing in the 2022 edition of the Hundred, after a raft of Australia internationals withdrew shortly before its 1st time due to quarantine needs and restrictions on international vacation. With the Commonwealth Video games due to be staged at Edgbaston from July 29 to August 7, a lot of major internationals are likely to keep on being in the place for the Hundred.

The improve is particularly substantial for the most affordable-compensated players in the event, numerous of whom had to just take yearly go away or talk to for time off from their companies for the duration of the inaugural time. Kate Cross, the England seamer, advised the Telegraph past calendar year that “right until these lower brackets are topped up, you could have some ladies dropping out due to the fact in the end it is not truly worth their while with function”, but an improve in the bottom income band to £7500 for a month’s function will make participating in in the Hundred far more monetarily practical.

The ECB has also confirmed that men’s salaries will improve by 25% and return to their pre-Covid ranges, as ESPNcricinfo unveiled on Wednesday.