Nadine Dorries may cut cricket in trans row as Stokes can't play B-team but male-borns play women
Added 07-03-22 06:36:02am EST - “Nadine Dorries has threatened to cut funding for sports such as cricket and tennis if they fail to take action to stop male-born transgender athletes from competing against women.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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Nadine Dorries has threatened to cut funding for sports such as cricket and tennis if they fail to take action to stop male-born transgender athletes from competing against women.
The Culture Secretary made the vow to colleagues after a bad-tempered meeting with the major sporting organisations on Tuesday, when she urged them to follow the example of the International Swimming Federation which has stated that transwomen who have 'gone through male puberty' can no longer enter female events.
Ms Dorries told colleagues that she was 'shocked' to be told that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was prepared to ban fast bowlers such as Ben Stokes from playing against 'B teams' on safety grounds, yet was happy to allow biological male bowlers to take aim at women – because they feared being sued.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries (pictured) says people who went 'through male puberty' should banned from women's sport
Last week, ahead of her 'trans summit' with sports chiefs, the Cabinet Minister wrote in The Mail on Sunday that it 'shouldn't need to be said', but 'in the vast majority of sports, asking women and teenage girls to compete against someone who was biologically born a male is inherently unfair'.
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