Australia’s Claire Polosak will from now be known as the first ever female umpire after she officiates a men’s one-day international on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia. Polosak will umpire the final of the World Cricket League Division 2, between Namibia and Oman, who both secured ODI status after finishing in the top two positions of the table.
Elated when she was informed she will be shouldering the responsibility of umpiring the match, an ecstatic Polosak revealed, “We go out there to umpire. Not to get a final appointment, but to be a part of a team, to be involved in the game.”
She further told the ICC, “It’s really to do with the partners you work with all the way through. Right from my local association – NSW umpires and scorers – as well as parents and my partner, Evans, my husband, without whose support there’s no way I’d be here today.”
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18 August, 2019