Danielle Mcgahey: Meet the First Transgender Cricketer to Play in International Matches

Danielle McGahey has made history by becoming the first transgender to debut in an international cricket match. McGahey created this history after appearing in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 Americas qualifier where she played for the Canada women’s national team. Danielle has played in two international cricket matches against Brazil and Argentina on 4th and 5th September 2023, respectively. She is a wicket-keeper but also has a talent for batting and bowling. McGahey made her national cricket debut in 2022 for Canada itself. Check out more details related to Danielle McGahey’s cricket career, personal life, match statistics, etc. from this article.

Danielle McGahey Career Information

NameDanielle McGahey
PositionRight-hand batting and wicket-keeping

Danielle McGahey Personal Biography

Danielle McGahey was born on 14 April 1994 in Australia. Any more details regarding her parents, siblings, etc. are not currently known. Born a man, McGahey began transitioning to a woman socially and decided to transition medically as well. She moved out to Canada in 2020 and in 2021 where she underwent a medical procedure and completed her transition.

Full nameDanielle McGahey
Years active2022 – present (national cricket)
National teamCanada
Date of birth14 April 1994
Place of birthAustralia

Danielle McGahey Career Highlights

McGahey started her cricket career as a player in a men’s club cricket in Melbourne. She then moved to Canada and joined the Cavaliers Cricket Club men’s team where she later switched to the women’s team after one season. In 2022, Danielle made it into the Canada’s women squad for the Women’s South American Cricket Championship in Brazil in 2022. She opened the batting line for the match against Brazil and scored 73 runs from 46 balls. McGahey was even named player of the match.

In August 2023, McGahey was included in Canada’s squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier 2023 held in Los Angeles. This qualifier match is a part of the qualification process for the 2024 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup that will be held in Bangladesh. Danielle as well as her selection in the team gathered worldwide attention as with this selection, she became the first transgender person to play official international cricket. Her inclusion in the team to play international matches came after McGahey fulfilled the prescribed eligibility criteria laid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for male-to-female transgender players.

On September 4, 2023, Danielle McGahey finally made her debut in the international cricket match against Brazil. She also appeared in the next match against Argentina which was played on September 5, 2023. Danielle scored 13 and 7 runs respectively in these matches.

ICC Eligibility Criteria Regulations

The ICC player eligibility regulations state that any trans woman wishing to play women’s international cricket must have a concentration of testosterone less than 5 nmol/L1 in her serum for a period of at least one year. Additionally, that level should be maintained for as long as she wishes to compete.

Danielle McGahey Career Records

National career

Here is a glimpse of Danielle McGahey’s national career statistics where she has played as a member of the Canada women’s team:

Not Out0Balls bowled1
Highest score73Runs0
Balls faced120Best bowling1/0
Strike rate120.0Economy0.00
50s1Strike rate1.0
Fours184 wickets0
Sixes55 wickets0
Fielding stats

International career

Danielle has played two matches 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, against Brazil and Argentina. Here’s a record of her performance in these matches:

ParticularsVs BrazilVs Argentina
Not Out00
Highest Score1313
Balls faced723
Strike rate100.0056.52

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Danielle McGahey in 2023?

No details about Danielle McGahey’s net worth in known accurately.

How old is Danielle McGahey in 2023?

As of 2023, Danielle McGahey is 29 years old.

Does Danielle McGahey for the Australian national team?

No, Danielle is a member of the Canadian women’s national team.

Is there any century in McGahey’s name?

No, McGahey is still looking forward to earning her first century.

Who are Danielle McGahey’s parents?

No details regardingDanielle McGahey’s parents are available as of now.

What is the height of Danielle McGahey?

Danielle McGahey’s height is not known accurately.

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