Women’s World Cup: England stars to split record pot of over £1m by beating Australia in final
England’s female cricketers will rake in a record pot of over £1million by beating Australia in tomorrow’s World Cup final… with the ICC DOUBLE the winners’ check in the biggest ever payday for women’s game
- England women will receive over £1million by winning this year’s Cricket World Cup
- They are due to face Australia in the all-important final on Saturday night
- The ICC staked the biggest winners check ever ahead of the game
- Unlike the men’s team, the ECB will give all the money to its female stars
England’s women cricketers will split a record pot of over £1million if they beat Australia in tonight’s World Cup final in the biggest ever payday for the women’s game.
The ICC have doubled the winners’ check since England lifted the trophy at Lord’s in 2017, while raising the overall prize to £2.65m as the ECB opted to hand all money to the players .
Centrally contracted players would also receive win bonuses, so many will have the chance to double their wages in a single day.
England women will receive over £1million by winning this year’s Cricket World Cup final
They are preparing for a crucial showdown with Australia in Saturday’s all-important final
There are 17 centrally contracted players paid between £40,000 and £110,000 a year by the ECB, with the average salary in England’s 15-man World Cup squad being around £75,000.
The ECB’s decision to pass on the full prize money of the Women’s World Cup contrasts with its treatment of revenue generated by men’s football.
Eoin Morgan’s One Day Squad won £5m for winning the Men’s World Cup in 2019, which went to the ECB. Much of that money, however, comes in the form of higher wages, with a men’s central white ball contract worth around £300,000 plus an appearance fee of £5,000 per game.