New Zealand Cricket strikes pay equity deal so women and men earn same match fees

  • Same pay for same work on same day a ‘landmark’ deal, says NZC
  • Men will still earn more due to number of matches played

New Zealand’s women’s cricketers will be paid the same as their male counterparts after a “landmark agreement” was reached to close the gender pay gap across all formats and competitions.

From 1 August, the women’s national team and domestic women’s players will receive the same match fees as men as part of a five-year deal struck between New Zealand Cricket, the six major associations and the players’ union.

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