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Scott Morrison has criticised Cricket Australia’s transgender policy

Daily Mail UK – Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken out against Cricket Australia and its decision to allow transgender people to compete at the highest level of the sport.

Summary

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken out against Cricket Australia and its decision to allow transgender people to compete at the highest level of the sport.
  • Cricket Australia announced on Thursday that players would be able to compete at a grassroots and elite level based on their gender identity, rather than the sex they are born with.
  • He says the policy will align closely with the International Cricket Council’s Eligibility on the Basis of Gender Recognition, while a referral process to an expert panel had been established to ensure fair and meaningful competition.
  • Roberts adds guidelines for grassroots level cricket will assist clubs, players, administrators, coaches and other volunteers deliver a ‘safe, welcoming and inclusive environment, free of harassment and discrimination for gender diverse players.’
  • ‘Now that we know that anyone who is transgender or gender diverse has a chance to play cricket at the highest level – and rightfully so – I’m confident that the elite cricket policy will provide a fair process for transgender and gender diverse cricketers to embark on that pathway,’ she said.


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