Aussie Women Cricketers Get Pay Rise But 'big Gap' Remains
Zeeshan Mehtab 6 days ago Wed 13th October 2021 | 09:00 AM
Sydney, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Oct, 2021 ) :Australia's women cricketers will get a pay rise this year, administrators said, while admitting that wages will still fall well short of the men's game.
Australia captain Meg Lanning said it was vindication.
"When you properly invest in female sport the results follow and everyone benefits -- the game, the fans and the players," she said.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said the increase was a step forward.
But he admitted that "there's still a gap, there's still a really big gap, as compared to their male counterparts".
In total, the new package is worth Aus$1.
2 million (US$880,000).
The average retainer for men playing all formats is said to be about $200,000 per person not including salary.
"We want to keep striving to make it a really attractive and credible full-time professional career for our up-and-coming female cricketers," Hockley said.
The dispute about equal pay has come into focus in several sports.