The New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) has updated its player’s handbook with sexual consent guidelines citing the importance of consent in sexual relationships for the very first time.
"Making good decisions is important in all aspects of life. This is particularly important when relating to sexual relationships, and especially around matters of consent. No matter the situation, sexual consent is crucial," read the new guideline.
“Remember, good consent is about good communication. If you want to have relationships with someone, you are required by law to get consent from them each time," it added.
This step is being hailed by many as it comes in the backdrop of the #MeToo campaigns giving women a platform to speak about sexual abuse experiences.