The new three year women's cricket agreement between NZC and the Players Association is being seen as just a start.
A $4.1 million dollar player pool will see 79 players earn something from the game with domestic cricketers paid by the major associations for the first time.
17 White Ferns will have full time contracts, up from 15, while eight development players will also be contracted.
White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite says the deal is fantastic for the game.
"It's going to be an exciting thing to think we've got the opportunity to put more time into something that absolutely love and can mean we can be better players and be better as a team and compete more on the global stage."
She says they see the agreement as a platform to build on.
"You have to have a framework and that's what a lot of this is about, establishing a framework that you can then build on."