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Women Cricketers Who Challenged Homophobia

It is said that love doesn’t obey any restrictions or boundaries set up by the world,  and in the world where homosexual relationships are considered taboo there a few people who challenge this stigma. These people go beyond the “so-called” fairytales and paint their own unique love stories with the color of PRIDE.

In the world of Cricket where players don’t have much time to spare with their families, there are few women cricketers who found love on the crease. Here, we have some LQBT couples who have set a benchmark for people still at a brink accepting homosexual relationships.

These women cricketers challenged the homophobia and tied the knot with each other without caring about what the world thinks.

Check out these Women Cricketers who married their teammates:

1.       Nicola Hancock and Hayley Jensen

Nicola Hancock and Hayley Jensen play for Australia and New Zealand respectively. But the fondness between them blossomed while they were playing for Melbourne Stars during the Women’s Big Bash League. After dating each other for a while, the couple tied the knot in April 2019. Their marriage became the first Trans-Tasman union of its kind in the cricketing world.

2.       Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp

Dane van Niekerk the skipper of South Africa’s Women Cricket team married her own teammate, all-rounder Marizanne Kapp. The Proteas cricketers got hitched in July 2018. Later on, they went on to become first married couple to bat together in major ICC Tournament.

3.       Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu

Amy and Lea both play for New Zealand’s Women Cricket team (White Ferns). They openly confessed about their love by getting engaged in 2014. The Kiwi couple later said “I Do” in 2017. They welcomed a baby girl by surrogacy on 13th January 2020. Now both ladyloves are enjoying their motherhood before getting back with the team.

May all such types of wonderful incidents inspire people around the globe to accept homosexual relationships with an open mind and a kind heart.

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