New contracts announced for England Women whilst negotiations from 2020 have already begun between the ECB and the PCA.

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The Professional Cricketers’ Association is pleased at the outcome of the new England Women’s contracts.

The PCA, representing the interests of the England Women’s Player Partnership, has been negotiating the new contracts on behalf of the players for the past six-months.

The EWPP was formed in 2017 to represent the players’ collective interests and to promote and protect the England Women’s squad.

Following the successful World Cup campaign of last summer, the overall salary paid to the players has increased by 40% with 10 players seeing performance related increases of 50% or more.

The new contracts cover the period to the end of 2019.  Negotiations for the period from 2020 have already begun between the ECB and the PCA.

The PCA and EWPP look forward to implementing further improvements to the terms on which the players are remunerated and employed by the ECB with new broadcast monies coming into the game from 2020.

England Captain and EWPP Representative Heather Knight said:

“I am really pleased with the progress over the past six-months. The improvements in all areas of the contracts better reflect the professional nature of the women’s game in 2018.

“EWPP is still in its infancy but the girls have already received some great support through the partnership and allowed us to focus on our cricket knowing we are being well represented by EWPP and the PCA.

“We will continue to keep pushing the women’s game forward both on and off the pitch and we are pleased that contract negotiations for 2020 and beyond are already under way.”