ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): The West Indies Cricket Board said on Wednesday it plans to pump more than half a million United States dollars into the women’s game, a move that will see an increase in player-retainer contracts and fees starting next month. In a media release, the regional governing body for the sport said it would move the number of player retainer contracts from 11 to 15, and would also augment sponsorship payments, match fees and captains’ allowances. The increases are set to cost the board US$600,000, an injection of cash which chief executive Michael Muirhead believes will stimulate the women’s game. “We are hoping this new package will serve as an additional incentive for the current set of women, and will serve as a drawing card to more women to be attracted to cricket,” said the Jamaican, who relinquishes the post next month. The deal was hammered out along with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and, according to the WICB, it will also benefit non-retained players as well. Former West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds, the current WIPA president and CEO, said the new compensation package for the women is “well deserved”. “Our women’s senior team has been a solid elite performing group over the last decade. As such, the improvement and security in their compensation package are well deserved,” Hinds said.
THE GAA is asking Donegal fans to arrive early for Sunday’s clash with Armagh – because of an Easter Sunday parade.Throw-in for the National League game at MacCumhaill Park is 2.30pm.And the parade is due to pass through Stranorlar and Ballybofey around the same time. Gardai say traffic restrictions will be in place on the Stranorlar side with diversions operating.In a statement the Donegal county board have asked fans to make their way to the game as early as possible to avoid traffic chaos.A big crowd is expected for the final game of the league.Donegal have injury concerns over Colm McFadden and Patrick McBrearty. McFadden suffered a recurrence of a groin strain in training last weekend while McBrearty’s availability is in doubt because of his involvement in Aussie Rules trials.A Donegal win will relegate Armagh although it wouldn’t necessarily guarantee that the Ulster Champions will remain in Division 1.Laois and Donegal go into the final round of games on four points – one below Armagh. GAA: TRAFFIC WARNING AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S ARMAGH CLASH was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: TRAFFIC WARNING AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S ARMAGH CLASH