Cricket swaps 'batsman' for gender-neutral 'batter' in law amendment

The laws of cricket have been amended to use the gender-neutral termbatter,” eerder as “batsman,” the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Woensdag aangekondig.

The MCC, the guardian of the Laws of the game, said the change wouldreinforce cricket’s status as an inclusive game for all” in 'n verklaring op sy webwerf.
When the laws were redrafted in 2017, it was agreed thatbatsmanwould remain part of the game’s terminology, but the MCC has now said thatbatteris a natural progression for cricket and aligns with the use of terms likebowlers” en “fieldersthat sit within the current laws.
    MCC believes in cricket being a game for all and this move recognizes the changing landscape of the game in modern times,” said Jamie Cox, assistant secretary at the MCC, voeg dit by “the terminology has already been adopted by many of those involved in the sport.
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        While the change has been met with some criticismone columnist writing in the Telegraph het dit genoem “ultra-woke grandstanding” en “a betrayal of cricket’s traditions” — there has also been support from players.
        Some of the comments on this post make me angry,” Lancashire player Alex Hartley, who was part of the victorious England team at the 2017 Wêreldbeker, geskryf het on Twitter in response to the MCC’s announcement of the changes.
          If you hate it, grow up. Cricket is a sport for everyone and this is a small but big move.
          Kate Cross, Hartley’s Lancashire teammate, gesê: “If you have always felt included because the language surrounding you fits then this might seem insignificant.
          But if you haven’t had that luxury then steps like this are crucial to making everyone feel welcome. Cricket is for everyone.
          Alex Hartley (links) and Kate Cross celebrate a wicket while playing for the Manchester Originals on August 10.

          Terms such asthird man,” “nightwatchman” en “12th manare still part of the cricketing vernacular, but are not included in the game’s laws, according to the MCC.
          And Hartley said she uses the termsthird,” “short third” en “deep thirdwhen referring to the fielding position traditionally known asthird man.
            Vroeër die jaar, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that it would be expanding participation in the Women’s Cricket World Cup and T20 World Cup. The former will feature 10 teams and 48 matches by 2029 and the latter 12 teams and 33 matches by 2026.
            Last year’s T20 World Cup final between Australia and India in Melbourne was witnessed by 86,174 aanhangers, setting a new attendance record for a women’s cricket event.

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