New Zealand Cricket Board made a huge appreciable step on Tuesday by contracting their players for a 5-year deal where both men and women players will receive equal match fees.
It is decided in the agreement that men and women players will receive equal payment across all the formats from domestic level to international level in every competition.
NZC Chief Executive David White said that it was the most important agreement in their sport as this will help to bind NZC, the major associations, and all their players at the hip, and set the foundation to fund, grow, and develop cricket.
Under this deal, the highest-ranked WHITE FERN would get a package of a maximum of NZD 163,246 a year (up from NZD 83,432), the ninth-ranked, NZD 148,946 (NZD 66,266), and the 17th-ranked NZD 142,346 (NZD 62,833).
And the highest-ranked domestic women player will get a maximum of NZD 19,146 (up from NZD 3,423), the sixth-ranked NZD 18,646 (NZD 3,423), and the 12th-ranked NZD 18,146 (NZD 3,423).
White Ferns captain Sophie Devine said that it’s a great initiative for the international and domestic women players to go under the same agreement as the men and this will be a huge boost for all the young girls and women players too.