October 4, 2022

Discussions are on to “bridge the hole between ladies and men’s prize cash” in cricket’s world competitions, the ICC’s chief govt Geoff Allardice has mentioned.

The sport’s apex physique plans to herald parity in prize cash for ending positions in its males’s and girls’s tournaments within the subsequent eight-year cycle ranging from 2024 to 2031.

Allardice made the assertion after being identified that the winners of the continuing Ladies’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand will likely be richer by simply one-third of the prize cash received by the 2019 males’s World Cup winners.

“One of many issues that we did initially of the cycle was we projected by means of this occasion cycle – a lot of the ICC’s funds are accomplished with an eight-year view – and what we’ve been attempting to do over this cycle is bridge the hole between the ladies’s prize cash and the lads’s prize cash,” Allardice was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.com.

“We’re about to begin discussions across the subsequent cycle and one of many beginning factors for that dialogue goes to be attempting to get parity for the ending positions of groups in girls’s occasions and comparable males’s occasions. So we’re not there but, however we’re on the journey to getting in direction of prize cash parity.”

Although the ICC had doubled the prize cash of the continuing Ladies’s ODI World Cup to USD 1.32 million, it’s nonetheless USD 6.5 million lower than what was given away on the 2019 males’s ODI World Cup, which England received.

The ICC official, nonetheless, mentioned that an growth of Ladies’s ODI World Cup from eight to 10 groups will solely occur in 2029.

“We’re coming from a good distance again and we’re making progress in that (prize cash disbursement) space. When it comes to the place we’re at, I imply, the tournaments have gotten a distinct variety of groups; they’re totally different lengths.

“What we’re attempting to give you for the subsequent cycle after we’ve obtained the chance to mannequin out our funds (and) our prize cash distribution afresh is with the ability to get a parity (and) that we’ll handle the problems that you simply elevate,” Allardice mentioned.

Allardice is worked up and overwhelmed to see the curiosity generated by cricketer-mothers on this World Cup.

As many as eight moms have performed within the event, together with Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof, New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu, Megan Schutt and Rachael Haynes of Australia, Lizelle Lee and Masabata Klaas (South Africa) and Afy Fletcher (West Indies).

“…it’s been a noticeable growth on this competitors.

“A lot of the modifications and the lodging that may be made can be on the nationwide stage, with the preparations across the nationwide group.

“We’d make the preparations across the tournaments right here however the potential for moms to have the ability to proceed to play cricket and lift younger households is one thing that I believe every of the members is checking in their very own means and it’s good to see the progress made in that space,” he mentioned.

“We’ve obtained a sequence of conferences on the finish of this on the finish of this event again in Dubai subsequent week. And I’m positive that that will likely be one of many points that will likely be raised on the you recognize within the debrief of this event.”

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