Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 21, 2016
- AFL Club
Cricket Australia has today announced the direction for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in elite and community cricket.
Commencing consultation with key stakeholders in October 2018, Cricket Australia has developed an Elite Cricket Policy and Guidelines for Community Cricket to support players electing to participate in cricket in line with their gender identity, whether or not this aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.
Megan Schutt, Australian cricketer said:
“Inclusion matters in every sense. Cricket Australia's vision is to be a sport for all, so everyone deserves to be included.
“To have a policy and guidelines that includes transgender and gender diverse players will create a better environment for everybody to play the game.
Cricket Australia takes action to include transgender and gender diverse people
The criteria is that the player’s testosterone level is less than 10 nmol/L1 continuously for a period of no less than 12 months prior to nominating their gender identity.
I'm thinking that if Mitchell Starc gets on the hormones for 12 months he'll still be 6'5. Women's fast bowler Megan Schutt is 5'6.