Same sex marriage is institutionalized in the lives of many cricketers. Such relationships are recognized and this type of civil union has been on show in the life of LGBT cricketers
As same-sex marriages are legalized in many countries of the world and In India also High court showed a green flag to such types of marriages. Some of the sports-persons who are famous for their game including cricketers also have practiced same-sex marriage.
5 Cricketers Who Fell In Love And Practiced Same Sex Marriage
1. Alex Blackwell
Blackwell was the first cricketer of the Australian Women Team who came out with the fact that she was a Lesbian and got married to a Girlfriend Lynsey Askew from England. They both tied the knot when such marriages were not legal in their country. After a couple of years of their marriage, Lesbian marriage got legal permission in Australia.
2. Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu
Tuhuhu and Satterhwaite both were on the New Zealand Cricket team and in a relationship for a long time. They have been very important players of the New Zealand Team; Satterthwaite was Captain of the team once. They both couldn’t take part in the T-20 Women world Cup the reason behind this was that they were having a baby at that time.
3. Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp
Dane van Niekerk was the Captain of the South African women’s cricket team and Kapp is a fast-bowling all-rounder. Although they got married, they were very professional when they got to the ground playing for their country. Kapp was always justified and consistent and had the best performances with the bat and ball.
4. Megan Schutt and Jess Holyoke
Megan Schutt is known as the fastest bowler in the history of Women’s Cricket and had been in a lesbian relationship for 8 years. When lesbian marriage was legalized in Australia in 2017 than they officially came together.
5. Jess Jonassen and Sarah Wearn
They both were supposed to get married in March, but they had canceled their plans due to lockdown and they both live together at their house and waiting to get married in few months. Jonassen was a spin bowler and an all-rounder.