London, News Agency: Canada’s Danielle McGahey is set to become the first transgender cricketer to play international cricket. She will play in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh. The 29-year-old Kakagahe has been named in Canada’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers starting next month. The qualifiers will be played from September 4 to September 11 in Los Angeles.
The ICC has some special rules for transgender players. Danielle fits all these rules and is allowed to play international matches. For any transgender female cricketer to play international cricket, her testosterone level must be consistently below 5 nanomoles/per liter for 12 months.
Canada will face Argentina, Brazil and the United States in the American Qualifiers in the World Qualifiers.
I feel very honored. My dream of representing my community has come true.
– Danielle McGahey