The Women’s T20 World Cup is going to have an all-female panel to officiate, a total of 13 women. This even surpassed the previous tally at the ongoing U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, where there were nine officials were women. There will be three match referees and ten umpires that will make up the 13-woman team and it is one of the International Cricket Council’s strategies to get women involved in the game.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Women who are a part of the panel
Claire Polosak who is one of the most experienced umpires is selected once again. She has been officiating in every Women’s World Cup in T20, and ODI since 2016. This is the fourth time that she’s officiating the World Cup.
On the other hand, Sue Redfern from England, Jacqueline Williams from West Indies, and Kim Cotton from New Zealand will be featured for the third time.
From India, Snehal Pradhan who has been distinguished as a leading face in women’s cricket will be a part of this historic move. She is currently serving as the ICC manager for women’s cricket.
South African cricket umpire Lauren Agenbag will get an opportunity to umpire on her home soil. Fritz who represented South Africa at the 2005 Women’s World Cup, will be a match referee along with GS Lakshmi of India.
Anna Harris from England is only 24 years old and the youngest who made her debut in this major ICC tournament.
Indian pair Vrinda Rathi and N Janani, Sri Lankan cricketer Nimali Perera and Eloise Sheridan of Australia will be umpiring for the first time in the World Cup.
Sri Lankan player Michelle Pereira’s name is also included in the umpire’s list.
The Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in Captown, Gqeberha, and paarl. The final match will be played in Newlands.
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