Player payment pool for White Fern’s women’s cricketers doubled

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) have agreed to create a total women’s player payment pool of $4.136 million for a three-year term. The new Women’s Master Agreement includes an annual payment of $1.38 million. The 17 centrally contracted White Ferns players can now earn minimum remuneration between $44,000 to $64,000 annually.

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The new agreement also sees a huge increase in the number of contracted domestic players from 15 to 79.

Hailing the new agreement as a breakthrough moment for women’s cricket in New Zealand, White Ferns’ captain Amy Satterthwaite said, “I know people tend to focus on the White Ferns’ contracts, but the investment in domestic and developing players is an important step forward for women’s cricket in New Zealand.”

Expressing her views on the fee hike, she said, “This means all White Ferns can now ply their trade as fulltime professional cricketers as well as having the flexibility to participate in overseas leagues – which is a huge leap forward for all involved.”

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