ICC names all-female panel of match officials for 2023 women’s T20 World Cup

In to start with of its type shift, the Intercontinental Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced an all-13-member female panel of match officials for the approaching ICC Women’s T20 Entire world Cup, slated for upcoming thirty day period in South Africa. Of all the officers, the Indian trio of GS Lakshmi, Vrinda Rathi, and Janani Narayanan are also included. With the surge in the quantity of female officers in cricket throughout formats at diverse phases which include at the Less than-19, domestic, and the senior stage, the implementation of this plan was just a stage away. The announcement of the 13-member panel that consists of three match referees and ten umpires is also part of ICC’s strategic ambition of advancing the involvement and visibility of women of all ages in cricket.

Whilst out of these 13, seven members are picked to officiate on these types of a massive phase for the initial time, the Indian duo of Vrinda Rathi, and Janani Narayanan before manufactured history by getting the initially woman umpires to get part in the Ranji Trophy.

Commenting on this historic stage taken by the cricket’s governing overall body, ICC’s Typical Supervisor Wasim Khan mentioned considering the remarkable rise of women’s cricket, this move was constantly all around the corner. He included the overall body was eager on expanding women’s roles in each and every department in the match, and with the introduction of this step, they sense they have ticked the appropriate box.

“Women’s cricket has been rising fast in modern years and as element of that, we have been making the pathways to ensure additional girls have the chance to officiate at the maximum stage.

“This announcement is a reflection of our intent in this house and just the start of our journey where by men and women love the very same alternatives throughout our sport. We are committed to continuing to assist our female match officials and supply chances to showcase their talents on the worldwide stage,” Wasim Khan reported.

All through the 2020 Women’s T20 Entire world Cup and the 50-around Women’s Globe Cup last calendar year, 8 ladies officers took aspect, whereas, in the ongoing Less than-19 Women’s T20 Planet Cup, the variety amplified to 9.

Although the 34-calendar year-outdated Claire Polosak will be the most professional umpire at the event – officiating in her fourth Entire world Cup, England’s Sue Redfern, West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams, and Kim Cotton of New Zealand will be included in their 3rd Women’s T20 Environment Cups. On the other hand, England’s 24-year-aged Anna Haris will be the youngest feminine to officiate in her first key cricket event.

In this article is the record of match officials at the ICC Women’s T20 Globe Cup 2023 –

Match Referees: GS Lakshmi (India), Shandre Fritz (South Africa), Michell Pereira (Sri Lanka)

Umpires: Sue Redfern (England), Eloise Sheridan (Australia), Claire Polosak (Australia), Jacqueline Williams (West Indies), Kim Cotton (New Zealand), Lauren Agenbag (South Africa), Anna Harris (England), Vrinda Rathi (India), N Janani (India), Nimali Perera (Sri Lanka).