“Following the ICC’s decision this morning, it is with a very heavy heart that I must say that my international cricketing career is over,” McGahey posted on Instagram. “As quickly as it began, it must now end.”
“It is based on the following principles (in order of priority), protection of the integrity of the women’s game, safety, fairness and inclusion,” the ICC said in a statement. “The regulations will be reviewed within two years.” ICC CEO Geoff Allardice added: “Inclusivity is incredibly important to us as a sport, but our priority was to protect the integrity of the international women’s game and the safety of players.”
“While I hold my opinions on the ICC’s decision, they are irrelevant,” McGahey wrote. “What matters is the message being sent to millions of trans women today, a message saying that we don’t belong. I promise I will not stop fighting for equality for us in our sport, we deserve the right to play cricket at the highest level, we are not a threat to the integrity or safety of the sport.”
McGahey played six T20Is and scored 118 runs at an average of 19.66 and a strike rate of 95.93.
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