Players that return to the Kobe 9 Cruise next season will see pay cuts that could drop their salaries from the 200,000yen they are making this season, to the 100,000-150,000yen range next season.
The team will begin negotiating contracts for next season in the beginning of October. Eri Yoshida will likely head the list of players the team will try to hold on to for the 2010 season.
"We haven't spoken to Eri-chan about her contract for next season. We'd like to see everyone, not just Eri-chan, return to the team next season," said club president Kazuyo Hirota.