The controversial journalist tried to show her opposition to a trans woman being allowed to join a female cricket team, but was silenced immediately. The controversy began when trans cricketer Maxine Blythin was named 2019 Kent Women Player of the Year, according to Kent Live. Hopkins could not stay quiet about it and called it a ‘kick in the ovaries’ of cisgender women. But the team’s captain responded directly to Hopkins. “Cricket is a sport for all and no one should be excluded because of who they are,” Tammy Beaumont wrote. She added that she is a cis female and the majority of the team are cis females, and they proudly call Maxine a friend of theirs, so Ms. Hopkins cannot speak on behalf of all the ovaries. “ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) have a clear policy on trans sportspeople. If you have an issue with that policy then that is up to you, but don’t take it out on individuals. As far as I’m aware there’s no conclusive proof of any ‘advantages’ of being a trans woman in cricket,” the captain concluded.