Malaysia Cricket Association for the first time has announced contracts for 15 women cricketers for a period of 12 months.
This is a big step forward in Malaysia cricket as the contract will be almost same as the one offered to men cricketers.
Talking about the contracts, Malaysian Cricket Association President, Mahinda Vallipuram said,
“This is a moment to be reckoned with. Malaysian Cricket has been creating pathways for our women players and working towards offering merit-based opportunities for both men and women cricketers.”
Adding more, “Malaysian Cricket has always prioritized women’s cricket, “and I know that these contracts will serve as a long term sustainable means and act as morale booster for our women.”
The contracts and benefits will vary for different grades. According to the players, the contract covers medical insurance, welfare and education funds.
The players who are awarded the contract-
Winiefred Anne Duraisingam
Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli
Ainna Hamizah Hashim
Arianna Natasya Benn Rakquidean
Nik Nur Atiela Nik Din
Intan Jamahidayu Jaafar
Mahirah Izzati Binti Ismail
Noor Hayati Binti Zakaria
Wan Julia Binti Wan Mohd Rosli
Nur Nabila Binti Muhd Nazeli
Aisya Eleesa Firdauz
Nurilyaa Natashya Mohamad Asri
Amalin Sorfina Abu Jimi.