The ICC stated the decision was taken to “protect integrity of game” by banning transgender cricketers.
The International Cricket Council has banned transgender players from playing international women’s football. The decision was made at the ICC Board Meeting in Ahmedabad, India on Tuesday.
“The new policy is based upon the following principles, in order of priority: protection of the integrity, safety, fairness, and inclusion. This means that any Male to Female participant who has been through any type of male puberty, regardless of any surgery, or gender reassignment treatments they may have undergone, will not be eligible for participation in the international women’s game”, ICC In a statement, it was said.
“The review led by ICC Medical Advisory Committee under Dr Peter Harcourt relates exclusively to gender equality for international women’s Cricket. However, gender equality at domestic level is a question for each Member Board and may be impacted local legislation. The regulations will be re-evaluated within two years”, read the statement.
Geoff Allardice, ICC Chief Executive, said: “The changes to gender eligibility regulations are based on science and aligned with core principles developed during review”.