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Cricket Australia transgender guidelines the ‘death knell’ of women’s sport

Cricket Australia has announced transgender-inclusive guidelines for players across amateur and professional cricket.

Transgender players can play with the gender they identify with and clubs in Community Cricket “must not ask any player to undergo a medical examination for the purposes of gender verification”.

Western Sydney University Paediatrics Professor John Whitehall tells Ben Fordham the policy would be detrimental to female sport.

“It’s a death knell of women’s sport because at all ages on the sporting fields males do better than females.

“This will bring unfair competition by males.

“This will be the end of competitive women’s sport internationally.”

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NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham tells Ben it could be detrimental to a child’s confidence.

“Everyone with any common sense would know that if you allow a 15-year-old boy to identify as a girl, and participate in girls cricket, you can do a lot of damage to the confidence of the female batters.”

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