Moving closer to full-time contract, Cricket Ireland now has come up with a new category in the contract.
The ‘non-retainer’ contract is now announced, which will give the players access to insurance, strength and conditioning support, health and lifestyle programmes, match fees for all internationals and compensation for loss of earnings during competition periods.
Last year, six players were given part-time professional contracts. This time also the same six players were awarded the contract, however, Kim Garth turned her contract down to move to Australia and to play for Cricket Victoria
Ireland women’s contracts, 2020:
Part-time professional contracts: Laura Delany, Shauna Kavanagh, Mary Waldron, Gaby Lewis, Celeste Raack
Non-retainer contracts: Eimear Richardson, Lara Maritz, Louise Little, Rebecca Stokell, Una Raymond-Hoey, Hannah Little, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Sophie MacMahon, Cara Murray, Louise McCarthy