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‘Our players are our voice’: Big Bash pride game seeks to educate | Megan Maurice

The match at the SCG comes in the wake of recent homophobic slurs made by high-profile players

In the lead up to the Big Bash League’s pride game this week, the same questions are being heard. Why do we still need to keep doing this? Isn’t inclusion just part of life now? Jodie Hawkins, the general manager of Sydney Sixers, who play Hobart Hurricanes on Thursday night, is glad it seems that way but is quick to highlight there are still many obstacles to overcome.

“That’s what we want to get to,” she says. “But we know full well that we’re not there yet. Part of our role is educating our fans about the issues that the community face. We want to be part of continuing to drive that change.”

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