Cricket Australia has pledged its support for same-sex marriage, joining more than 1,600 organisations in signing an open letter of support for Australian Marriage Equality.
With the Australian Bureau of Statistic due to send out postal votes for the Australian Government’s Australian Marriage Law Survey this week, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said the decision was in keeping with CA’s vision of being a sport for all Australians.
"Cricket must be a welcoming environment for each and every one of us, regardless of gender, cultural heritage and – importantly in the current environment – sexuality,” Sutherland said.
"That holds true whether you are pulling on pads for the first time in community cricket, representing your country, volunteering your time or working for a cricket organisation.
"In 2014, we joined other leading sporting codes to announce our support of the Bingham Cup charter, which seeks to end homophobia in sport and ensure that all sports have inclusive and anti-discriminatory policies.
"There is still progress to be made across sport, and while cricket can always be doing more to support the LGBTI community, we hope that supporting marriage equality will send a strong message to the cricket community across Australia that we are a Sport For All."
More than 1,600 organisations, including other sporting codes, have made the commitment.