Cricket Australia opens its coffers for women's game, Meg Lanning points out benefits

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Oct 14, 12:23 PM

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Australian Women have been one of the best women sides on the world stage and their skipper Meg Lanning doesn’t credit the success of her side and their predecessors to luck. Instead, she believes that the women’s game has received a fair share of investment for it to have developed to such an extent that they rule the world cricket, both on and off the field.

She said that the game will benefit at large if there will be more and more investment in women’s sport as it will boost all the stakeholders involved such as the game itself, its fans, and obviously the players.

Her comments came along with the new payment structure for the women players both at the international level and the Big Bash level. She said that the level of performance put up by the players have been ratified by the latest significant hike in payments.

"The success and prominence of women's cricket in Australia have not happened by accident. Cricket has shown that when you properly invest in female sport, the results follow and everyone benefits -- the game, the fans, and the players," Australia women's captain Meg Lanning said in an official statement.

"Because of the success of the game over the past few years, in which women's domestic cricket has played a crucial role, the ACA has worked with Cricket Australia to ensure this is reflected in an increase in player payments across both the WNCL and WBBL," she added.

Cricket Australia has announced that a whopping USD $4 million will be spent on the overall support for women's players in the ongoing season. 

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