England Women’s Cricket Unveils Dynamic Central Contracts for 2023/24 Season.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has just revealed the Central Contracts for the upcoming 2023/24 season for the England Women’s Cricket Team. These contracts, lasting for one year, have been given to a total of eighteen players.

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Maia Bouchier receiving central contracts for the first time , image source – getty image

Central Contracts for 2023/24 Season.

Excitingly, Maia Bouchier and Danielle Gibson are receiving central contracts for the first time, marking a significant moment in their cricketing careers. Additionally, bowlers Mahika Gaur and Lauren Filer, along with wicketkeeper-batter Bess Heath, have been granted development contracts. These contracts are specifically aimed at supporting players whom the board believes will play crucial roles in the future of women’s cricket in the country.

It’s noteworthy that these contracts will be in effect until October 31, 2024. There are some new clauses in place to support the players, including advancements in remuneration, an improved family provision entitlement, a bonus structure that rewards success against higher-ranked opponents, and adjustments to the value of retainers. Importantly, there’s also a commitment to pay parity with England’s men’s cricket team, emphasizing equality in recognition of the players’ achievements.

England Women Central Contract List:Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Heather Knight, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt

England Women development contract list:Bess Heath, Lauren Filer, Mahika Gaur

The Central Contracts are awarded to the players we feel will play a significant role over the next 12 months and beyond.” said Jonathan Finch, Director of England Women’s Cricket. “We are at the start of an unprecedented busy period of international cricket and the group reflects the requirements of the multi-format schedule we face.

Maia Bouchier and Danielle Gibson have been part of our group over the summer, have performed well and will be important players for England moving forward. The introduction of development contracts is a key step for us and allows us to support a wider group of players in their ongoing development and we will work closely with the regions to manage the players’ development and workloads.

“After a record-breaking Ashes summer, we have a really exciting 12 months of cricket ahead and we feel this group of players will form the foundations of our side that will take us through various bilateral series, and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.”

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