Rugby league bars transgender athletes in women’s sport
22 June 2022 | 12:55 pm
The sport's authority cited "welfare, legal and reputational risk" for the decision. Over the weekend swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.
An offical has said the move represents a first step into a "new era of gender equality" in Indian cricket. The captain of the women's team has called it a "red letter day."
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