Transgender athletes banned from cricket as ICC issues statement explaining decision

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Transgender athletes banned from cricket as ICC issues statement explaining decision – Gudstory

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to ban men who become women from playing the game.

People who are assigned male at birth will not be able to perform at the highest level in sports.


It follows a nine-month consultation process with sport stakeholders.

A statement said: “The new policy is based on the following principles (in order of priority), protecting the integrity of the women’s game, safety, fairness and inclusion, and means that no male to female participant who participates in any Males who have entered puberty will not be eligible to participate in international women’s games, regardless of whether they have undergone any surgery or gender reassignment treatment.

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“The review, which was led by the ICC Medical Advisory Committee chaired by Dr Peter Harcourt, relates solely to gender eligibility for international women’s cricket, while gender eligibility domestically is a matter for each individual member board, Which may be affected at the local level.Legislation.

“The rules will be reviewed within two years.”

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardyce said: “The change to the gender eligibility rules resulted from an extensive consultation process and is based on science and in line with the core principles developed during the review.

“Inclusivity is incredibly important to us as a sport, but our priority was to protect the integrity of the international women’s game and the safety of the players.”

The ICC also confirmed that they would be suspending Sri Lanka from their events for ‘breaching their obligations as a member’.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met today and confirmed the terms of the suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC),” he said.

“After hearing the SLC’s representation, the ICC Board decided that Sri Lanka may continue to compete at the international level in both bilateral cricket and ICC competitions, having recently been suspended for breaching its obligations as a member. was done, particularly because of the need to manage its affairs autonomously and without government interference.

“However, the SLC’s funding will be controlled by the ICC and the ICC Board has confirmed that Sri Lanka will no longer host the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, which will now be held in South Africa.”

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