Highlights! October 2021 – Investment, opportunities in girls cricket

Highlights!, the monthly newsletter from the Sports Law & Policy Centre, brings to you the latest developments from the Equal Hue Project and recent law and policy updates on women’s sport.

Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association announced a cash injection of $1.2m into women’s cricket. The boost will result in increased average base salaries for women cricketers in the Women’s National Cricket League and the Women’s Big Bash League. Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley stated that despite the move, there was still a big gap in the salaries of male and female cricketers. Apart from the pay gap, there also exists a disparity in the number of games women play in Australia each season compared to their male counterparts. 

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The Incredible Sports Association has come forward to host a tournament in Hyderabad, where for the first time, girl cricketers will get to play alongside boys in the MV Sridhar Under-16 Memorial Tournament. One of the organisers stated that they initially wanted to conduct a four-team league tournament solely for girls but could not do so because of a lack of players. An idea was then mooted to include two girls players each in the eight teams of the Tournament, which was previously played only by boys. 

Read the full October 2021 issue of Highlights! here.

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