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ECB invests 800 thousand Euros in Women’s Hundred Cricket for 2024 season

The England Cricket Board has planned to invest 800,000 euros in salary wages for Women’s Hundred aiming to attract players around the globe and to close the gender pay gap in the league.

ECB invests 800 thousand Euros in Women’s Hundred Cricket

The ECB will invest in additional wages for the Women’s Hundred League in 2024 to close the gender pay gap with men’s salaries.

The investment will reflect the step taken towards gender equality in cricket and also indicate the need to reduce the salary gap between male and female cricketers.

The salary wages will increase up to 40% for all eight women franchises, that is it will rise from 250,000 Euros to 350,000 Euros.

The top three salary bands increased by 60% which indicates that the highest earners from each squad will earn up to 50,000 Euros who used to earn 31, 250 Euros in the 2023 edition of the league and 15,000 Euros in WPL 2021.

Although the salaries in Women’s Hundred are still not compared to the offers in the Women’s Premier League, the ECB hopes that the increase in wages will attract the top performers in 2024.

Smriti Mandhana is the highest-paid cricketer in the WPL 2023. She was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore during the WPL auction 2023 for INR 3.4 Crores.

The upcoming edition of the Women’s Hundred is set to take place during July and August. It will give players to have experience ahead of the T20 World Cup. Southern Brave was the winner of the Women’s Hundred in 2023.

The Hundred is a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament involving eight men’s and eight women’s teams located in major cities across England and Wales.

Out of three seasons played, Oval Invincibles was the most successful team with two victories including the victory in the inaugural edition. Southern Brave after securing the runner spot two times in the league, has claimed the title in the third edition of the league.

With the Women’s Hundred League set to start in July, the fixtures for the 2024 season are expected to be released on January 23.

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