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New Zealand players sign five-year equal pay deal | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand Cricket and the gamers’ affiliation signed a five-year deal on Tuesday that can see female and male cricketers obtain equal pay.
The settlement will see ladies’s gamers at each worldwide and home degree obtain the identical match charges as males throughout all codecs and competitions.
“This is the most important agreement in our sport, as it binds NZC, the major associations, and our players at the hip, and sets the foundation to fund, grow and develop cricket,” mentioned NZC Chief Executive David White.
“It’s been a collaborative yet very robust negotiation. Importantly, it represents a significant step forward as we continue to grow our investment in women’s cricket.”

Under the settlement, the variety of ladies’s home contracts will improve to 72 from 54 whereas the boys will earn increased retainers as a result of higher variety of matches performed, codecs contested and time spent coaching and enjoying.
“It’s great for the international and domestic women players to be recognised in the same agreement, alongside the men,” mentioned White Ferns captain Sophie Devine.
“It’s a massive step forward and will be a huge drawcard for young women and girls.”

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