Australian-born Canadian trans cricketer Danielle McGahey has expressed disappointment but vowed to continue to fight for equality over the International Cricket Council’s decision to ban transgender women from playing international women’s cricket.
The international career of McGahey appears over after the ICC ruled players who have been through testosterone-fuelled puberty will not be able to compete in international women’s cricket.
The change in regulations appears to have been prompted by the case of McGahey, who became the first transgender cricketer to take part in an official international match when she(sic) featured in a Women’s Twenty20 fixture for Canada against Brazil.
“Australian cricket continues to have its own policy in place for domestic cricket which establishes a framework for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse players balancing considerations such as inclusion and fairness and the wellbeing and safety of athletes. Our community guidelines prioritise participation and our mission of being a sport for all,” CA said in a statement.