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South Africa join India, NZ in pay parity for genders in cricket match fees

SOUTH AFRICA have become the latest country to provide equal pay across genders, after they announced their male and female cricketers would receive the same match fees for international matches.

The Proteas join New Zealand and India as countries to have previously revealed pay parity across the genders and comes on the back of the landmark announcement from the ICC earlier this year that saw equal prize money for men’s and women’s teams at ICC events, an article on said.

ICC announces equal prize money for men's and women’s cricket
The latest news from South Africa comes on the back of a highly successful 18 months for the national women's team, which saw them reach the semi-finals of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 and then make it all the way through to the final when hosting the ICC Women's T20 World Cup at the start of this year.

It was the first time ever a senior South African team had reached the final of a World Cup and leading figures from cricket across the country gathered in Tshwane on Tuesday to announce an updated structure to their domestic women’s competition and equal pay for both male and female players at international level.

Teams in South Africa's domestic competition will now be allowed to contract up to 11 players - five more than the previous six that were allowed – and will also be able to add more full-time coaches and support staff to their set-up, the article added.

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