India's GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

India's GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

India's GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

By / Sports News / Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:26

Former India women cricketer GS Lakshmi became the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees.The International Cricket Council  has welcomed India’s GS Lakshmi as the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. Following close on the heels of Claire Polosak, who earlier this month became the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, Lakshmi will be eligible to referee international games with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Eloise Sheridan has joined compatriot Polosak on the ICC Development Panel of Umpires, taking the number of women on that panel to an unprecedented eight.

Lauren Agenbag, Kim Cotton, Shivani Mishra, Sue Redfern, Mary Waldron, and Jacqueline Williams are the other women officials on that panel. The first woman on the ICC Development Panel of Umpires was Kathy Cross, who retired last year.

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