By Lisa Sthalekar
A Women's Big Bash League player sourcing her own accommodation, an international player financially disadvantaged for being injured and a fear that the gap between domestic players and national players will widen.
For generations of female cricketers and countless supporters who have longed for the women's game to achieve its enormous potential, this could be viewed as the start of a golden age.
Our Australian team, the Southern Stars, are the best of the best. Last year they were crowned the inaugural ICC Women's Championship winners, taking out every One Day International series they contested between 2014 and 2016 and claiming a remarkable 18 wins from 21 matches. Superstar captain Meg Lanning was the world's highest scorer in that time and brilliant all-rounder Jess Jonassen took the most wickets.