New Delhi: Canadian cricketer Daniel McGee has announced his retirement from international cricket. Daniel announced his retirement after the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned transgender cricketers on Tuesday.
McGee, the first transgender to enter international cricket, expressed disappointment with cricket’s apex body and said the fight would continue. Daniel McGee made an emotional post on social media saying he has no option but to retire from international cricket as the ICC announced the new decision on Tuesday.
What did Daniel McGee say?
After ICC’s decision this morning, I have to say that my cricket career is over. It has to end as soon as it started. Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey. Thank you to my teammates, my opponents, the cricket community and my sponsors.
ICC explained the rules
The ICC said its board has approved ‘new gender eligibility rules’. Accordingly, “Any male-female participant who has undergone any form of male puberty, regardless of any surgery or gender reassignment treatment, will not be eligible to participate in international women’s sport.” Maybe he did.