A year-long pay dispute between cricketers and the game’s governing body has finally been settled, in what is being heralded as a major win for the sport’s female players.
Negotiations for the new five-year pay deal began with male players back in November 2016, with Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketer’s Association announcing yesterday that an agreement had finally been reached.
For the first time, the deal also covers the sport’s female players, and guarantees that state and international players will pocket up to 30 per cent of an estimated $1.67 billion in revenue over the next five years.
The new deal is lauded as the biggest pay rise in the history of women’s sport in Australia, with female player payments increasing from $7.5 million to $55.2 million.
— Aust Cricketers Assn (@ACA_Players) August 3, 2017
The new revenue share model has increased the pay of international, state and Big Bash League players.