Australian women cricketers get a big pay rise

A huge pay increase for Australia's women cricketers indicates elite gamers will be able to earn yearly wages in excess of A$ 100,000 ($76,000; 53,000).

Members of the Southern Stars national team will now be the highest-paid professional athletes in Australian women's group sports.

The Southern Stars were runners-up at the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India.

Cricket Australia will likewise enhance its female player payment swimming pool.

It will go from simply A$ 2.36 m to A$ 4.24 m.

"Cricket is a sport for all Australians and Cricket Australia will continue to invest heavily in the women's video game in the coming years," said Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.

"Of the more than 1.2 million individuals of all ages currently playing cricket in Australia, nearly a quarter of them are women and girls.

"We are figured out making cricket the sport of choice for women in Australia.".

'Whole neighborhood benefits'

Maximum retainers for Southern Stars players will increase from A$ 49,000 to A$ 65,000, and maximum retainers for the domestic Women's Big Bash League increase to A$ 15,000.

This implies the very best Australian women cricketers will earn a base salary of A$ 80,000, with match payments and trip fees taking them beyond the A$ 100,000 mark.

Minimum retainers will likewise rise, from $19,000 to $40,000 for the Southern Stars, and $3,000 to $7,000 for the Big Bash League. Travel and medical insurance advantages will likewise be enhanced.

The recent success of women's cricket in Australia has surprised some analysts, with telecasted Big Bash League games consistently pulling big audiences.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull praised the move, tweeting "when women are empowered, the whole economy and community advantages".