Among cricketers in the West Indies, they commit to gender pay equity

On Friday, Cricket West Indies committed to gender pay equity among its players, having signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the West Indies Players Association. The MoU is for the period from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2027, and covers all agreements in respect of player remuneration and updated terms and conditions across the West Indies system. The West Indies Cricket Board said in a statement that "the MOU outlines plans to achieve parity in international and regional match fees, international captain's allowances, international team prize money, and regional individual prize money for all West Indies cricketers by October 1, 2027.”

India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and England have put steps in place in recent times for pay equity among the genders. Just last year, the ICC announced prize money parity at ICC tournaments for men's and women's teams.

WICB President Kishore Shallow said the announcement was a significant moment in the region and a major step for all parties in reaching pay equity in the future.

He said, "This is a historic day for West Indies cricket. We are taking a significant step towards creating a more inclusive and progressive cricket framework. This step reflects our unwavering commitment to gender equality and acknowledges the immense contributions of female players to West Indies cricket.”


Jan 26, 2024 10:04 AM