England’s women cricketers will share a record pot of over £1million if they beat Australia in tonight’s World Cup final in the biggest ever payday for the women’s game.

The ICC have doubled the winners’ cheque since England won the trophy at Lord’s in 2017, as well as increasing the overall prize fund to £2.65m, with the ECB choosing to hand all the money to players.

Centrally contracted players would also receive win bonuses so many will have the opportunity to double their salaries in a single day.

There are 17 centrally contracted players paid between £40,000 and £110,000 a year by the ECB, with the average salary in England’s 15-strong World Cup squad understood to be about £75,000.

The ECB’s decision to pass on all of the prize money for the women’s World Cup contrasts with their treatment of revenue accrued in the men’s game.

Eoin Morgan’s one-day side won £5m for lifting the men’s World Cup in 2019, which went to the ECB. However, much of that is paid out in the form of higher salaries, with a men’s white-ball central contract worth about £300,000 plus appearance fees of £5,000 a match.