Australia’s wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy feels optimistic about growing opportunities for young girls. She believes that the women’s game will move towards equal pay as it continues to develop around the world.
Talking to Nine’s 60 Minutes, Healy said, “I'm realistic in saying that it's the men's team who are bringing in most of the money, and they deserve the amount of money that they're getting, while we keep building our game. I've got no doubt that one day the women's game will do exactly the same. There's more opportunities for young girls and older girls like me to go out and play for their country and actually get paid for what we're doing. So I think that's pretty special."
The first steps towards that have already been taken, when under the 2017 deal, Cricket Australia brought both the male and female cricketers under the same base pay bracket. However, there is still a gulf in the overall pay. Healy feels hopeful and believes that with more and more opportunities available for young girls around the world, things are moving in the right direction.