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England Girls are to earn the identical match charges as the lads’s aspect any more, the ECB has introduced.

The rise, which comes within the wake of England Girls’s thrilling tied Ashes sequence in opposition to Australia, comes into impact instantly, beginning with the T20I sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka which will get beneath method this week.

England generated attendance data for girls’s internationals throughout this summer season’s Ashes sequence for his or her video games at Edgbaston, the Kia Oval and Lord’s – in addition to promoting out matches at Taunton, Bristol and the Ageas Bowl.

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The ECB has already elevated salaries for girls’s home groups, whereas pay for gamers within the Girls’s Hundred has greater than doubled from final yr.

England Girls’s captain Heather Knight stated: “It is actually necessary that we proceed to drive the ladies’s recreation ahead and it is implausible to see equal match charges.

“The path of journey for the ladies’s recreation has at all times been a very powerful factor, and I am positive this can make cricket an more and more enticing sport to women and younger ladies as we proceed to develop the sport.

“I might additionally wish to thank the PCA and England Girls’s Participant Partnership for his or her help in representing the gamers and the expansion of the skilled recreation.”

England’s 2-1 victory within the Ashes ODIs was the primary time Australia had misplaced a sequence within the 50-over format for 10 years

ECB chief govt Richard Gould added: “Rising the ladies’s and ladies’ recreation is a key precedence for us. Within the years forward, we’ll proceed to take a position forward of revenues.

“All of us need cricket to be the staff sport of selection for feminine athletes, and with the investments we’re making – and more and more profitable alternatives world wide – we’re seeing cricketers turn into a few of the highest-earning feminine athletes in UK staff sports activities.

“Nevertheless, we all know there’s nonetheless a lot additional to go as we in the end attempt for equality throughout the sport.”

Watch the primary England Girls’s T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka at Hove on Thursday, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 5.30pm.

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