Equal match fees have been announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for both its men’s and women’s teams.
Equal match fees have been announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for both its men’s and women’s teams. In order to attain wage equity between the men’s and women’s cricket teams in international competitions, they will join India, New Zealand, and South Africa. Due to the ECB’s decision, match fees are now equal for men’s and women’s teams. This comes after the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently declared that they would award equal prize money to men’s and women’s teams competing in ICC events.
This positive report was released following the triumphant Women’s Ashes. Even though Australia unavoidably won the urn, England showed incredible resiliency by triumphing in the ODI and T20I series despite losing the lone Test.
The series drew sizable spectators all summer long in addition to being a fiercely competitive spectacle on the pitch. Women’s international matches at venues like Edgbaston, the Oval, and Lord’s had record-breaking crowds, and games in places like Taunton, Bristol, and Hampshire were totally sold out.
England captain Heather Knight expressed her excitement with the new development and recognized it as a significant development. She predicted that this action would certainly increase the appeal of cricket to young women and girls, resulting in a long-lasting good to play and watch.
“It’s crucial that we keep advancing women’s football, and it’s wonderful to see equal match fees for England Men and Women. Developing a viable product that people want to watch and play has always been the most crucial aspect of the women’s game, according to Knight.
The new match price structure will go into effect right away, starting with England’s international match against Sri Lanka on August 31. Without a doubt, this achievement signifies yet another enormous step forward for women’s cricket.