The International Cricket Council connected Tuesday barred transgender women from competing against biologic females, nan sport’s governing assemblage said.
The statement said nan "new gender eligibility regulation" was put into spot to protect nan integrity of women’s cricket and was established successful nan sanction of safety.
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Cricket balls and a bat are seen connected nan crushed earlier nan ICC Men's Cricket World Cup lucifer betwixt New Zealand and South Africa successful Pune, India, Nov.1, 2023. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
"Male-to-female participants who person undergone antheral puberty will not beryllium eligible to compete successful nan world women’s game," nan ICC said.
The statement added nan rules would use "irrespective of immoderate surgical aliases gender reassignment treatment" a subordinate whitethorn person taken.
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"The changes to nan gender eligibility regulations resulted from an extended consultation process and are founded successful science, aligning pinch nan halfway principles developed during nan review," ICC main executive Geoff Allardice said successful a statement.
"Inclusivity is incredibly important to america arsenic a sport, but our privilege was to protect nan integrity of nan world women’s crippled and nan information of players."
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The trophy for nan ICC Women's U19 T20 World Cup Final astatine JB Marks Oval connected Jan. 28, 2023, successful Potchefstroom, South Africa. (Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
The ICC’s caller regulations travel aft World Athletics tightened rules for transgender women, excluding those athletes who person been done antheral puberty from competing against biologic women. The world governing assemblage for way and section and different running-related diversion events made nan decisions successful March.
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The ICC said nan rules would beryllium revisited successful 2 years to "align pinch nan sport’s evolving landscape."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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