Arya Yuyutsu

New Zealand women tour of India 2015

Contracts help NZ women make strides

NZC announced a mutually beneficial contracts system for last year which helps the players balance their commitments back home with the training they require

Suzie Bates had the best returns for New Zealand Women with three wickets

This one's for the girls

The HPCA academy in Dharamsala, India's first residential facility for women players, is setting a fine example for the rest of the country's cricket associations to follow

Girls from the HPCA Women's Academy play a game

Women's cricket

Playing like pros

With cricket boards awarding annual contracts, women's cricket is becoming increasingly lucrative. On the field, it was a year of notable upsets

The India players run to the pitch to celebrate their win

Interview by Izzy Westbury

The sisterhood of the England captains

Charlotte Edwards and Clare Connor talk about captaining England, rooming together, and how they used a 15-year-old to plot the downfall of Australia

England captain Charlotte Edwards and the ECB's head of women's cricket Clare Connor pose with a Kia Sportage

Anupriya

More money and more matches please, BCCI

Central contracts and a busier domestic and international schedule are needed if India are to compete with other teams in women's cricket

Kashmir college girls celebrate a wicket