When Claire Polosak stands on the pitch as an umpire for an ODI match between Namibia and Oman today, she will be creating history.

It will be the first time a woman will officiate a men’s One Day International.

Polosak will be the umpire for World Cricket League Division 2 between the two nations, who secured ODI status recently. 

Polosak was given the news of her appointment on 26th and extremely elated, she told 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.

While further adding:

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.

This is Polosak’s second big accomplishment after she officiated a men’s domestic match in Australia in 2017.

More power to her.