Cricket Scotland to introduce paid Contracts to Women Cricketers

Cricket Scotland has announced that it will offer paid contracts to players in its international women’s team for the first time.

“This builds on the move to pay equal match fees to the men’s and women’s players introduced in 2021 and will enable a number of players to devote more time to training and practice and is a start to putting the women’s game onto a fully professional footing,” Cricket Scotland said in a statement.

Cricket Scotland will recruit a new head of communications, an EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) manager and a conduct in sport manager, and will not renew the contracts of seven staff within the strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and support services provider. Due to the publication of a report on institutional racism in Cricket Scotland measures are being taken to provide equal opportunities for all.