New Delhi: Today, there is a movement across the world on the right of transgenders. Many countries are giving them all kinds of powers by changing their laws. The Australian Cricket Board has taken a big decision for them. Cricket Australia will soon give a boost to the transgender players in their squad. The Australian Cricket Board has also issued a guideline for the same. Transgenders can now take part in the game at the highest level after the guidelines come out.
According to Cricket Australia's policy, those who wish to play in the state and national women's team have set a testosterone (male and female hormone test) limit for transgender and gender-diverse players. To join Australia's women's team, the transgender player will have to live up to the testosterone criteria. Transgender players will have to test testosterone concentrations of at least 10 nanometers per liter in 12 months.
Cricketers will also have to demonstrate that their gender is consistent. It should be one with which they are living their daily lives. The Australian Cricket Board's decision closely linked to the ICC's gender diversity guidelines. The decision of the Australian Cricket Board could be a precedent. It is hoped that other cricket boards in the world can learn from the decision.
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