Women’s pay hike
LONG REGARDED as the outside children of Caribbean cricket, the women players will get a salary increase that will cost the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) just under $1.2 million.
The WICB said yesterday it would be pumping US$600 000 over the next year into the women’s game, in a move that will see an increase in player retainer contracts and fees from October 1.
In a media release, the regional governing body for the sport said it would move the number of player retainer contracts from 11 to 15, and would also augment sponsorship payments, match fees and captains’ allowances.
Outgoing chief executive Michael Muirhead believes the injection in cash will stimulate the women’s game. (EZS/CMC)
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