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.
Australia’s Claire Polosak will make history today at #WCL2!— ICC (@ICC) April 27, 2019
Polosak will be the umpire for World Cricket League Division 2 between the two nations, who secured ODI status recently.
Claire Polosak from Australia to be the first Women to Umpire in a Men’s ODI today.— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) April 27, 2019
She will officiate the final of the World Cricket League Division 2, between Namibia and Oman, She has already officiated in several JLT one Day Matches in Australia #WCL2 pic.twitter.com/3JxcvqaIoa
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.
.@nswcusa umpire Claire Polosak will create history again in Namibia on Saturday becoming the first woman to officiate a Men’s ODI.— Cricket NSW (@CricketNSW) April 27, 2019
Her fellow members Paul Wilson and Rod Tucker have been appointed to the #CWC2019 from May-July this year.
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