Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday. The agreement assures all cricketers of getting gender pay equity for four years.
The MoU covers the period from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2027. Match fees, international team, and individual prize money are some of the terms covered in the MoU, the CWI assured.
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WICB President Kishor Shallow described the announcement as having a “historic day” for West Indies cricket.
“We are taking a significant step towards creating a more inclusive and progressive cricket framework,” Shallow said.
“This step reflects our unwavering commitment to gender equality and acknowledges the immense contributions of female players to West Indies cricket,” he added.
The WICB leader recalled that they took “substantial enhancements” to their travel policy last year. Members of the men’s and women’s Senior teams equally travel business class on tours, he added.
Shallow noted that these developments align with team travel accommodations on local or international trips.
“Today, with the signing of the MoU, we take another significant stride in narrowing the gender gap within our cricketing community,” Shallow added.