ECB to invest £800,000 in wages to attract global talent

ECB to invest £800,000 in wages to attract global talent. Each team’s salary cap was £250,000 in 2022, but it has already been increased to £350,000.

The England and Wales Cricket Board plans to invest £800,000 in salary wages in the Women’s Hundred to recruit international talent for the competition’s forthcoming edition. It will also reduce the league’s gender pay gap. Men’s salaries scheduled to remain fix for the third consecutive season.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the salary cap will rise by 40% for all teams in the league. Each team’s salary cap was £250,000 in 2022, but it has already been increased to £350,000. Meanwhile, the top two highest earners in the team will earn £50,000 under the new system, up from £31,250 in 2023.

Meanwhile, the Women’s Hundred has a significant salary discrepancy as compared to India’s Women’s Premier League. Smriti Mandhana of Royal Challengers Bangalore is the highest-paid cricketer in the league, receiving INR 3.4 crore (£320,000). Which is significantly more than the ECB offers. In the previous season of the competition, Australian duo Tahlia McGrath and Ashleigh Gardner withdrew because the monetary worth was insufficient.

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Salaries in the Men’s Hundred will remain the same as in 2023

The highest-paid cricketer will earn £125,000, with a wage ceiling of £1 million per squad. The Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) has proposed for equal remuneration in the Men’s and Women’s Hundred by 2025, however the ECB has yet to adopt their advice due to the significant discrepancy.

Even with a pay increase, female cricketers will earn 35% of their male counterparts. Even though it is 10% higher than their previous earnings in 2023, the difference is still significant. Many national bodies have accepted equal pay for men and women cricketers, but there is still a long way to go in franchise cricket.

The 2018 Women’s Hundred will take place in July and August. It would provide the players with an excellent platform leading up to the T20 World Cup, which is expected to draw more international stars.

Even with a pay increase, female cricketers will earn 35% of their male counterparts. Even though it is 10% higher than their previous earnings in 2023, the difference is still significant. Many national bodies have accepted equal pay for men and women cricketers, but there is still a long way to go in franchise cricket.

The 2018 Women’s Hundred will take place in July and August. It would provide the players with an excellent platform leading up to the T20 World Cup, which is expected to draw more international stars.

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