New Zealand cricketers sign equal pay deal


WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and the players’ affiliation marked a five-year bargain on Tuesday that will see male and female cricketers get equivalent compensation.

The understanding will see ladies’ players at both global and homegrown level get a similar match expenses as men across all organizations and rivalries.

“This is the main understanding in our game, as it ties NZC, the significant affiliations, and our players at the hip, and sets the establishment to finance, develop and foster cricket,” said NZC Chief Executive David White.

Under the arrangement, the quantity of ladies’ homegrown agreements will increment to 72 from 54 while the men will procure higher retainers because of the more noteworthy number of matches played, designs challenged and time spent preparing and playing.

“It’s perfect for the global and homegrown ladies players to be perceived in similar understanding, close by the men,” said White Ferns chief Sophie Devine.

“It’s a gigantic step in the right direction and will be an immense drawcard for young ladies and young ladies.”

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