Cricket Australia isn’t bowing to anti-trans pressure: ‘Inclusion is the priority’


Cricket Australia has confirmed that it has no plans to bow to anti-trans rhetoric and exclude transgender athletes from competing in the division that aligns with their gender. That assurance came from Cricket Australia’s chief executive Nick Hockley over the weekend, in response to the news that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would be introducing new “gender eligibility regulations” that restrict transgender athletes. Following in the footsteps of other global sports federations like the International Swimming Federation, World Rugby, World Athletics, and World Cycling, the ICC announced last month that any athlete who had been through male puberty would not be permitted to compete in the international women’s game. The decision was yet another blow to the few transgender athletes who have repeatedly been blocked from competing in their sport from community to elite levels.

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