ICC Ban Trans Women

Canada’s Danielle McGahey is the first transgender woman to play in international cricket


Transgender women have been barred from playing in international women’s matches under new regulations from the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Any player who has gone through male puberty will not be eligible for women’s internationals regardless of any surgery or treatment undertaken.

In September, Canada’s Danielle McGahey became the first transgender cricketer to play an official international game.

The new regulations will be reviewed within two years, the ICC said.

Following a nine-month consultation process, the governing body said its new policy, which takes effect immediately, was based on “protection of the integrity of the women’s game, safety, fairness and inclusion”.