ICC bans transgender players from women's international cricket.

Danielle McGahey, who became the first transgender player to feature in international cricket earlier this year, will no longer be able to participate in women's international games following a key change to the ICC's gender eligibility regulations.

Under the new rules, approved by the ICC board on Tuesday, any player who has transitioned from male to female and has been through any form of male puberty will not be allowed to participate in women's international cricket, regardless of any surgery or gender reassignment treatment they may have undertaken.

McGahey, a 29-year-old batter, is originally from Australia but moved to Canada in 2020 and underwent a male-to-female medical transition in 2021. In September 2023, she appeared for Canada in the Women's T20 Americas Qualifier, the pathway tournament to the 2024 T20 World Cup. So far, she has played six T20Is, scoring 118 runs at an average of 19.66 and a strike rate of 95.93.

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Brazil Women's captain Roberta Moretti Avery, against whose side McGahey played two T20Is and registered her best of 48, respected the ICC's decision but called its timing "unfortunate".

Source: www.espncricinfo.com


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