England Ladies to earn similar match charges as males’s facet, ECB confirms | Cricket Information

England Ladies are to earn the identical match charges as the lads’s facet to any extent further, the ECB has introduced.

The rise, which comes within the wake of England Ladies’s thrilling tied Ashes sequence in opposition to Australia, comes into impact instantly, beginning with the T20I sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka which will get below method this week.

England generated attendance information for ladies’s internationals throughout this summer time’s Ashes sequence for his or her video games at Edgbaston, the Kia Oval and Lord’s – in addition to promoting out matches at Taunton, Bristol and the Ageas Bowl.

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The ECB has already elevated salaries for ladies’s home groups, whereas pay for gamers within the Ladies’s Hundred has greater than doubled from final yr.

England Ladies’s captain Heather Knight mentioned: “It is actually vital that we proceed to drive the ladies’s recreation ahead and it is implausible to see equal match charges.

“The route of journey for the ladies’s recreation has all the time been a very powerful factor, and I am certain it will make cricket an more and more enticing sport to ladies and younger girls as we proceed to develop the sport.

“I’d additionally wish to thank the PCA and England Ladies’s Participant Partnership for his or her help in representing the gamers and the expansion of the skilled recreation.”

England's Lauren Bell celebrates a wicket during the third ODI against Australia in 2023 (PA Images)
England’s 2-1 victory within the Ashes ODIs was the primary time Australia had misplaced a sequence within the 50-over format for 10 years

ECB chief government Richard Gould added: “Rising the ladies’s and women’ recreation is a key precedence for us. Within the years forward, we’ll proceed to speculate forward of revenues.

“All of us need cricket to be the group sport of alternative for feminine athletes, and with the investments we’re making – and more and more profitable alternatives all over the world – we’re seeing cricketers turn out to be a few of the highest-earning feminine athletes in UK group sports activities.

“Nonetheless, we all know there’s nonetheless a lot additional to go as we in the end try for equality throughout the sport.”

Watch the primary England Ladies’s T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka at Hove on Thursday, dwell on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 5.30pm.