Reblog: MCC changes ‘batsman’ to ‘batter’ in Laws of Cricket — Stabroek News

(Reuters) – The term ‘batsman’ has been amended to the gender-neutral term ‘batter’ in the Laws of Cricket to stress the importance of the women’s game, the Marylebone Cricket Club said yesterday. England beat India in the 2017 women’s World Cup final in front of a capacity crowd at Lord’s while the women’s World Twenty20 […]

MCC changes ‘batsman’ to ‘batter’ in Laws of Cricket — Stabroek News

Batter In

A nice gesture from the Marylebone Cricket Club – the guardian of the laws of cricket.

The announcement is a welcome and timely change as well a reflection of the increasing prominence of the professional women’s game.