Pay rise urged for women cricketers
A TOP ICC official has urged cricket bodies around the world to follow Australia’s lead and dramatically raise wages for women players to stop them dropping out of the sport.
Clare Connor, the former England captain who now heads the International Cricket Council’s women’s committee, said that other countries must match Australia’s eightfold increase in wages.
“We are all going to think very seriously of how well our players are remunerated,” she said in a phone interview.
“Because if we don’t look after them they will go and choose other sports or other professions and that will be a tragedy.”
The women’s World Cup, won this year by England, was hailed as a breakthrough for the women’s game, with full stadiums and high TV ratings around the globe. – AFP