Cricket Australia (CA), on Wednesday (May 10), approved an increase in prize money for the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) domestic one-day tournament, with $258,000 up for grabs. New South Wales, the defending champions, will take on last year’s runners-up, Queensland, in the opening fixture of the tournament.
“This will be the 22nd season of the Women’s National Cricket League, and the tournament has a strong history of producing world-class talent as well as attracting high-profile international players,” Pat Howard, CA’s executive general manager – team performance, saidon Wednesday(May 10). “It continues to provide a platform for Australia’s finest young cricketers to further develop their skills and strive for national selection.
“Cricket has led the way in showing that women too can make a living from the game, with the proposed remuneration providing the country’s best domestic players the opportunity to earn a full-time wage for the first time,” he added.