Transgender women have been barred from playing in international women’s cricket

Only months after becoming the first transgender person to play international cricket, Danielle McGahey will no longer be able represent the Canadian women’s team under the latest changes to eligibility by the International Cricket Council. The ruling is similar to other sports governing bodies that have already banned transgender women from international competition or are considering doing so.

By The Associated Press

Transgender women will not be allowed to compete in international women’s cricket, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday.

The International Cricket Council said the “new gender eligibility regulation,” which was approved by board members, had been imposed to protect the integrity of women’s cricket and was also made on safety grounds.

“Male-to-female participants who have undergone male puberty will not be eligible to compete in the international women’s game,” the ICC said.

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