Manchester: The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced to give regional retainers to 24 women cricketers to support them financially during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to details, as many as eight regions will recruit the players, who will adhere to strength and conditioning programs and undertake certain online modules including anti-corruption and anti-doping education. They will also give some of their time for “good of the game” activities and appearances.
Managing Director of Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “The momentum behind the women’s game has been staggering in the last few years and it is still firmly our ambition to build on that.
“As we emerge from this pandemic, we believe even more strongly that cricket will be a sport that throws its arms around everyone – truly inclusive, diverse and a sport for modern Britain to be proud of,” she said.