Australia’s female domestic cricketers are set for a significant increase in player payments this year.
An increase of $800,000 in retainers for WNCL and $400,000 for the WBBL will provide a higher base salary for female cricketers and recognises the crucial role that Australia’s domestic competitions have played in the growth of the game. The investment will see WNCL contracted players receive a 22% increase for 2021-22; and WBBL contracted players receive a 14% increase.
Australian Women's Captain Meg Lanning said that cricket has shown if you invest correctly in a sport the results have followed.
“Because of the success of the game over the past few years, in which women’s domestic cricket has played a crucial role, the ACA has worked with Cricket Australia to ensure this is reflected in an increase in player payments across both the WNCL and WBBL.”