West Indies Women Cricketers on retainer contracts with the WICB are set to receive enhanced compensation packages from 1st October, including increases in annual retainer fees, sponsorship payments, match fees and captains’ allowances.
The number of Women on retainer contracts will also be increased to 15, from the current 11. The estimated increase will cost the WICB just under US$600,000 for the upcoming year.
Captain Stafanie Taylor, who led their victorious World Twenty/20 campaign earlier this year, welcomed the move, as well as Former captain Merissa Aguilleira. Noting the team’s hard work and success, Aguilleira added that “an increase like this will only encourage the team to work harder and continue representing the people of the Caribbean to the best of their abilities.”