Financial lift for women's cricket

An IPL-style Twenty20 cricket tournament for women is launching later this year in a bid to increase salaries.

    Female cricketers earn a fraction of their male counterparts, but later this year a women's international cricket league will take place in Singapore in order to try and reduce this difference in playing wages.

    Currently, professional Australian male cricketers earn $496,000 to $1.9m, whereas Australian women earn a fraction of this at $4,600 to $49,000.

    Other women's cricket nations earn significantly less than this.

    Former Australian women's cricketer Lisa Sthalekar is one of the driving forces behind the new Singapore competition and believes that under this format, women could earn up to $37,000 each over a two week, six team competition. 

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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