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MCC adopts gender-neutral ‘batter’ in re-write of cricket laws

MCC adopts gender-neutral ‘batter’ in re-write of cricket laws

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Marylebone Cricket Club on Wednesday announced an amendment to the laws of the game meaning the gender-neutral term "batter" will be used from now on instead of "batsman".

The club, the sole authority on the laws of the game, said the use of the terminology would "help reinforce cricket's status as an inclusive game for all".

"MCC believes in cricket being a game for all and this move recognises the changing landscape of the game in modern times," said Jamie Cox, assistant secretary with responsibility for cricket and operations.