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On Monday, December 4, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the central contract list for England Women for the 2023-24 season.

There are two new faces in the central contract list of England Women for the upcoming season. A total of eighteen contracts have been awarded by the ECB, with Maia Bouchier and Danielle Gibson getting their first England Women Central Contract. The duration of the contracts is one year and it runs until 31 October 2024.

Apart from the Central Contracts, the ECB has offered development contracts to three players – bowlers Mahika Gaur and Lauren Filer and wicketkeeper-batter Bess Heath. The development contracts have been given to the players as the ECB sees them playing a key role for the team in the near future.

Director of England Women’s Cricket, Jonathan Finch, in an official statement issued by the board, said:

“The Central Contracts are awarded to the players we feel will play a significant role over the next 12 months and beyond. We are at the start of an unprecedented busy period of international cricket and the group reflects the requirements of the multi-format schedule we face.

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“Maia Bouchier and Danielle Gibson have been part of our group over the summer, have performed well and will be important players for England moving forward.”

Finch further spoke about the development contracts, saying that it is a key step towards providing support to a wider group of players in their development. Finch stated:

“The introduction of development contracts is a key step for us and allows us to support a wider group of players in their ongoing development and we will work closely with the regions to manage the players’ development and workloads.

“After a record-breaking Ashes summer, we have a really exciting 12 months of cricket ahead and we feel this group of players will form the foundations of our side that will take us through various bilateral series, and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

“Our thanks as ever go to the England Women’s Player Partnership and the PCA who continue to play an important role.” 

Full England Women 2023-24 Central Contract List

England Women centrally contracted list:

Tammy Beaumont (The Blaze)

Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)

Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)

Alice Capsey (South East Stars)

Kate Cross (Thunder)

Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)

Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)

Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)

Tash Farrant (South East Stars)

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Danielle Gibson (Western Storm)

Sarah Glenn (The Blaze)

Amy Jones (Central Sparks)

Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers)

Heather Knight (Western Storm)

Emma Lamb (Thunder)

Nat Sciver-Brunt (The Blaze)

Issy Wong (Central Sparks)

Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)

England Women development contract list:

Bess Heath (Northern Diamonds)

Lauren Filer (Western Storm)

Mahika Gaur (Thunder)

 

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