CSA wants equal pay for Proteas men and women

Cricket South Africa (CSA) interim CEO Thabang Moroe has said that they are working on a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the national men and women’s players get paid equally.

Moroe said that was one of the key points in their discussions with the South Africa Cricketers Association (SACA) as they finalise a new MoU.

The new MoU was supposed to be signed and agreed at the start of May but that date has now been pushed back to the end of next month.

Moroe told Sport24: “The changes in the financial model are not aimed at taking away from players.

“The financial model is actually aimed at getting together the few bits and pieces that will help CSA cater for the semi-professional cricketers as well as the Protea ladies.

“It’s high time that CSA puts its money where its mouth is. We’ve been saying that we want to look after our women cricketers and get them to a place where they are treated the same as the men’s professional cricketers.

“We want them to be paid the same.”

Moroe said he is happy with how the negotiations between CSA and SACA are going and is confident a deal will be reached on or before the 30 June deadline.

The CSA official added: “The discussions are pretty well advanced. We’ve moved much quicker than both parties expected.

“We said what we weren’t happy about, Tony (Irish, SACA CEO) and his team told us what they were not happy about, but at the end of the day we all shook hands and appreciated each other’s time and effort.”