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Heath Davis, a former New Zealand pacer, has officially declared his homosexuality

While there have been several examples of players in women’s cricket being attracted to persons of the same gender and engaging in same-sex weddings, this has been an uncommon occurrence among men’s international cricketers. Former New Zealand Test bowler Heath Davis, on the other hand, recently came out as gay, making him just the second homosexual men’s cricketer in international history.

Davis is therefore the first male New Zealand international cricketer to publicly come out as homosexual, after former England stumper Steven Davies, who did so in 2011. Meanwhile, the ex-pacer said that everyone on the Auckland domestic cricket team knew he was homosexual and that no one made a big deal out of it or made him feel uncomfortable in any way.

Heath did not achieve worldwide superstardom since he only played five Tests and 11 One Day Internationals from 1994 to 1997, getting 17 and 11 wickets respectively. Injuries and inconsistency impeded his efforts to build a name for himself in international cricket.

Davis moved to Brisbane, Australia, in 2003 and has been active in cricket instruction ever since. The experienced pacer was involved in a job accident while operating a forklift in 2008. His left foot had to be amputated due to the severity of the damage.