Trans Basketball Player Ruled Ineligible For Women’s League

  • A transgender female basketball player was barred from competing against biological females in the WNBL1 South women’s semi-professional basketball league in Australia on Tuesday.
  • Basketball Australia, the governing body for the sport in the country, ruled that Lexi Rodgers is ineligible to compete in elite or sub-elite basketball, including for the Kilsyth Cobras. The Cobras play in NBL1 South, which serves as a lower-tier league below the National Basketball League (NBL) and Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).
  • “Firstly, on behalf of Basketball Australia I’d like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Lexi for her cooperation, understanding and patience throughout this process – it’s a complex space that continues to evolve,” Basketball Australia director Suzy Batkovic said in a news release.
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