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Shane Warne backs the use of gender neutral terms in cricket

‘I am all for it’: Shane Warne backs the use of gender neutral terms in cricket – with ‘batsman’ set to be banned


Shane Warne supports the use of gender neutral terms in cricket, he confirmed on Saturday. 

The iconic cricketer told The Daily Telegraph he backs the banning of terms like ‘batsman’ – which will be replaced by the inclusive version, ‘batter’. 

‘I am all for it. I think it is good,’ the 52-year-old said. ‘It is a huge business, it is a popular sport and it is important that it gets with the times.

Changes: Shane Warne (pictured) supports the use of gender neutral terms in cricket, he confirmed on Saturday. The iconic cricketer told The Daily Telegraph he backs the banning of terms like ‘batsman’ – which will be replaced by the inclusive version, ‘batter’

‘I think that simple change from batsman to batter was fair enough.’

Shane added that female cricketers are on the rise, and he feels female teams should be supported.   

‘Cricket is a fantastic career path for women now and what Cricket Australia and all the boards are doing and the money they are investing into women’s cricket is fantastic,’ he said.

'Cricket is a fantastic career path for women now and what Cricket Australia and all the boards are doing and the money they are investing into women's cricket is fantastic,' Shane said. Pictured: Shane with cricketers Alexia Walker and Georgia Adams

‘Cricket is a fantastic career path for women now and what Cricket Australia and all the boards are doing and the money they are investing into women’s cricket is fantastic,’ Shane said. Pictured: Shane with cricketers Alexia Walker and Georgia Adams

'I am all for it. I think it is good,' the 52-year-old added. 'It is a huge business, it is a popular sport and it is important that it gets with the times.' Shane is pictured in 2007

‘I am all for it. I think it is good,’ the 52-year-old added. ‘It is a huge business, it is a popular sport and it is important that it gets with the times.’ Shane is pictured in 2007

‘My daughters love to play it too, not as professionals, but we muck around in the backyard, not as much now, when they were a bit younger.’ 

Shane shares three children with his ex-wife Simone Callahan, 51: Brooke, 24, Jackson, 21, and Summer, 19.

It comes after chatter that Shane could be the next Bachelor. 

Channel 10 is reportedly looking for a famous face for The Bachelor next year, after the current season starring Jimmy Nicholson delivered rock-bottom ratings.

Family: 'My daughters love to play it too, not as professionals, but we muck around in the backyard,' Shane said. He shares three children with his ex-wife Simone Callahan, 51: Brooke, 24, Jackson, 21, and Summer, 19. Pictured with his children

Family: ‘My daughters love to play it too, not as professionals, but we muck around in the backyard,’ Shane said. He shares three children with his ex-wife Simone Callahan, 51: Brooke, 24, Jackson, 21, and Summer, 19. Pictured with his children 

And radio presenter Lawrence Mooney has revealed why he thinks retired cricketer Shane Warne would make an ‘awesome’ suitor.

‘Get him on The Bachelor, that is awesome,’ he said on Triple M Sydney breakfast show Moonman in the Morning.

‘Just Warnie smoking, and drinking, and gambling,’ he added.

‘And just like, “Nah, I’ll give you a rose, I’ll give you a rose, I wanna give youse all a rose! Come back to my joint!”‘ Lawrence laughed.

The perfect choice? It comes after chatter that Shane could be the next Bachelor. Channel 10 is reportedly looking for a famous face for The Bachelor next year, after the current season starring Jimmy Nicholson delivered rock-bottom ratings

The perfect choice? It comes after chatter that Shane could be the next Bachelor. Channel 10 is reportedly looking for a famous face for The Bachelor next year, after the current season starring Jimmy Nicholson delivered rock-bottom ratings

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