Sunday’s Pride Party match comes against a backdrop of Cricket Australia’s declaration in August of its support for the participation of transgender and gender diverse people in community and elite cricket.
Sixers general manager Jodie Hawkins said it was important the Sixers played their part in promoting that message.
“It is not right in today’s society that people are discriminated against, harassed or excluded, because of who they are,” Hawkins said.
Cricket Australia has worked closely with charity Proud2Play to ensure that this focus on involvement also encompasses members of the LGBTQI community.
“Rainbow families” are being encouraged to attend Sunday’s match at Drummoyne Oval. The ground will be filled with flags and messaging, all of which will represent the diversity of Australian family units.
“It’s definitely an important piece of social responsibility but also is sure to be a heap of fun with lots of colour and music,” Burns said.
Before the party starts, however, there is a Sydney derby to get out of the way , with the Sixers due to face the Thunder, also at Drummoyne Oval on Friday night.