Windies’ Female Cricketers Set To Get New Deal

Cricketers Set To Get Higher Pay

West Indies women’s cricketers will see an increase in salary after the regional board on Tuesday signed a new four year deal with long time sponsors Digicel.

This follows an outcry by regional women’s cricketers including the hard-hitting Deandra Dottin over the disparity in pay compared to their male counterparts.

The President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron made the announcement at a Rotary Club luncheon on Tuesday in Kingston, after the board signed a new 4-year-deal with Digicel.

“The new deal is a fifty percent uptake on our last sponsorship deal through to 2018/2019 and for the first time, this deal includes our Under-19 team and ladies team,” said the WICB boss.

Cameron underscored the point that the women’s team will be sponsored for the first time.

He also confirmed that Jamaica would host the second of four test matches against India starting July 29.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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