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Former Indian Cricketer G S Lakshmi becomes first Female ICC Match Referee

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India’s Former women cricketer G.S. Lakshmi on Tuesday became the first female to be appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) International Panel of Match Referees. The 51-year-old, who first officiated as a match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008-09, has overseen three women’s ODI matches and as many women’s T20I games.She will be eligible to take charge in international games with immediate effect.

Women Officials on ICC Development Panel of Umpires now include 8 women official namely. Eloise Sheridan, Claire Polosak,Lauren Agenbag, Shivani Mishra, Mary Waldron, Kim Cotton, Jacqueline Williams and Sue Redfern.

Claire Polosak had become the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, earlier in May 2019.

ICC is the global governing body of cricket which was earlier named ‘Imperial Cricket Conferance’. It was founded in 1909 by representatives from Australia,England and South Africa.

Its headquarters is in Dubai,United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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