'Batsman' replaced with gender-neutral term in laws of cricket

'Batsman' will be replaced by 'batter', which MCC says 'recognises the changing landscape' of cricket

9/23/2021 2:11:00 AM

'Batsman' will be replaced by 'batter', which MCC says 'recognises the changing landscape' of cricket

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is recognised as the authority on the game's laws. The change means batsman will now be referred to as 'batter', in a change the MCC says 'recognises the changing landscape of cricket'.

Image:The MCC has decided to replace 'batsman' with 'batter', reflecting the growth of women's cricketWhy you can trust Sky NewsThe word"batsman" has been replaced with a gender-neutral alternative in the official laws of cricket.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns Lord's and has been recognised as the authority on cricketing laws since it was founded in 1787, says the change will take immediate effect."Batsman" will be replaced by"batter", which MCC says"recognises the changing landscape" of cricket.

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Idiots. Here come the WOKE brigade. If anything is ‘fixed balls it up. Disgusting Is it gluten free batter? Cos that's not inclusive to everyone... Makes no sense unless it’s a mixed sex game. What’s the new term for nightwatchman ? I will continue to use 'batsman' Third man is ok though😅 That’s a baseball term & has no place in cricket 🏏

😆😅🤣 the silliness continues Better stick a bandaid on this approach….or wait is it sandpaper? Either way abrasive call?

MCC says batsmen will now be 'batters' in woke 'gender-neutral' lawsMarylebone Cricket Club said the move was a 'natural progression' and it had changed the Laws of Cricket to make it 'inclusive for all'. Wokeism plus! Not men & women's cricket but peoples cricket. Bulldust plus. Why does cricket feel the need to suck up to this leftwing bull Can't stand the game but anyway wokery has gone too far now it's stupid

MCC says batsmen will now be 'batters' in woke 'gender-neutral' lawsMarylebone Cricket Club said the move was a 'natural progression' and it had changed the Laws of Cricket to make it 'inclusive for all'. Wokeism plus! Not men & women's cricket but peoples cricket. Bulldust plus. Why does cricket feel the need to suck up to this leftwing bull Can't stand the game but anyway wokery has gone too far now it's stupid

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Wednesday 22 September 2021 21:53, UK Image: The MCC has decided to replace 'batsman' with 'batter', reflecting the growth of women's cricket Why you can trust Sky News The word"batsman" has been replaced with a gender-neutral alternative in the official laws of cricket. Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns Lord's and has been recognised as the authority on cricketing laws since it was founded in 1787, says the change will take immediate effect. "Batsman" will be replaced by"batter", which MCC says"recognises the changing landscape" of cricket. Image: The women's game has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with The Hundred drawing large crowds this summer Assistant secretary for cricket and operations, Jamie Cox, said:"MCC believes in cricket being a game for all and this move recognises the changing landscape of the game in modern times. "Use of the term 'batter' is a natural evolution in our shared cricketing language and the terminology has already been adopted by many of those involved in the sport." Advertisement The decision comes at a time when women's cricket has seen unprecedented growth at all levels, both in England and around the world, in recent years. England beat India in the 2017 World Cup final in front of a packed Lord's ground, and one member of that team, Alex Hartley, took on the social media trolls after the MCC's announcement. More on Cricket