Former England captain Charlotte Edwards rues the potential affect the postponement of The Hundred can have on the ladies’s recreation.
The launch season of the brand new match has been delayed till 2021 on account of ongoing uncertainty round coronavirus.
The eight city-based franchises have been the identical throughout each the boys’s and girls’s editions and there have been excessive hopes it could result in a serious increase in publicity for the latter.
Equal prize pots supplied a step in the direction of parity and, regardless that the dimensions of the bottom males’s contract (£30,000) was larger than the highest girls’s deal (£15,000), for some gamers it was resulting from be the one payday of the summer time.
Edwards, who was signed up as head coach of Southern Courageous, informed BBC World Service: “Lots of people are out of labor.
“A variety of gamers have been hoping to have contracts for the Hundred, which have been fairly profitable for a few of them, and everybody’s going to overlook out which is so unlucky and at such an necessary time for girls’s cricket.
“For the gamers, it’s a worrying time. However we’ve been assured that the ECB will nonetheless go forward with their £20million funding into the ladies’s recreation, which is one thing that’s clearly protecting us all going for the time being.
“This yr was going to be massively thrilling for the sport and necessary, and it’s good that it’s going to go forward – however it’s it being delayed that’s going to show to be an issue for among the gamers.
“It’s not ideally suited, however everybody’s well being and well-being is extra necessary right now.”