More than 1.83m tall, Maxine Blythin has scored at an average of 124 this season, identifies as a woman and has scored four centuries Maxine Blythin, Kent’s first transgender player, is already a topic of discussion and more likely a debate.
Fair Play For Women, one of the Campaign groups has already raised their voice against the rule of England and Wales Cricket Board which states that the state transgender players have to test their testosterone only if they are selected for England but not those in club competition.
The rage was pretty clear in their tweet which read as “The @ECB_cricket sneaked out a Trans policy a few months ago allowing males who simply self-identity as women to play in female competitions.”
When contacted by news.com.au, Dr Nicola, director of the Fair Play For Women said, “Female-only teams are vital to uphold fair competition for women in cricket. The ECB says they are proud of their ‘inclusive policy’ when in reality this policy will exclude women from their own game.”
Keeping in mind all the hatred ECB is receiving from everyone around one of their spokesman said that the policy would be reviewed.
“Our position on transgender participation will be reviewed as part of our commitment to regularly review all governance policies,” the spokesman said.
Though he hinted the board is “unlikely to make any unilateral changes” in the near future.
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