Even though there were several voices which wanted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to introduce an Indian Premier League (IPL)-like tournament for the women cricketers for many years now, finally the Women’s Premier League (WPL) was given the green signal by the Indian cricket board last year. Now the BCCI is coming up with IPL for non-binaries.
However, soon after the official announcement of Women’s IPL demand for non-binary also started. “What if I am biologically a man but use pronoun he/him on odd days and she/her on even days, which IPL I should play?” asked an LGBTQ+ supporter.
BCCI announce IPL for non-binaries
“It’s time we have a gender fluid or non-binary IPL as nobody should be kept devoid of playing this beautiful game. BCCI has decided to launch IPL for Non-binaries soon” said BCCI secretary Jay Shah to The Fauxy
Reportedly, the decision was made after transgender lifter JayCee Cooper won her discrimination case against the US Powerlifting organisation. Fearing that same cases may arise in India, BCCI showed agility and announced IPL for non-binaries. The list of non-binaries include, biological men and women who don’t identify with any genders and others.