As with the men’s central contracts, which continue to be afflicted with delays, significant pay rises are built into the women’s contracts. Monthly retainers have increased by a third, while match fees will double in the ODI format, and increase by 50% in T20Is. The contracts will be backdated to August 1, and will run till 30 June 2025, for 23 months rather than the usual year.
“The extended contract duration reflects our anticipation of an action-packed international cricket calendar,” Tania Mallick head of women’s cricket at the PCB, said in an official statement. “We want our women cricketers to be fully prepared, physically and mentally, to face every challenge and celebrate every triumph that comes their way.
“The substantial increment in the monetary aspect of our women’s central contracts reflects our commitment to providing an environment where players can focus solely on their game. This also acknowledges the rising standard and influence of women’s cricket globally.”
Pakistan’s next series will be at home against South Africa, who play three ODIs and three T20Is in Karachi in September.