Australia's Claire Polosak becomes first woman umpire to stand in men's ODI match

Australia's Claire Polosak creates history as the first woman umpire ever to stand in a men's One-Day International. She took the field in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Press Trust of India, Apr 27, 2019 14:36:19 IST

Dubai: Australia's Claire Polosak creates history as the first woman umpire ever to stand in a men's One-Day International. She took the field in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 on Saturday.

Claire Polosak. Image Courtesy: Twitter @CricketNSW

Claire Polosak. Image Courtesy: Twitter @CricketNSW

The 31-year-old, who is breaking new ground for women cricket officials has previously stood in 15 women's ODIs, the first one in November 2016 between Australia and South Africa.

She has also performed well in ICC events, standing in the semifinal of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2018 between England and India and four matches at the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, reflecting her rapid rise to success.

Polosak has been championing female officiating and has been a path breaker before too. She was the first woman to stand in a men's domestic fixture in Australia in her first List A match in Australia in 2017.

In December last year, she and her South Australian counterpart Eloise Sheridan became the first female umpires to officiate on-field together during a professional match in Australia when the Adelaide Strikers hosted the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL.

Polosak was exuberant at the impending milestone: "I am thrilled to be the first woman to stand in a men's ODI and how far I have come as an umpire.

"It really is important to promote women umpires and there's no reason why females can't umpire in cricket. It's about breaking down barriers, creating awareness so more females can come into the role, " she said.

Updated Date: Apr 27, 2019 14:36:19 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254