India’s GS Lakshmi set to become the first woman match referee at global event

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Former Indian cricketer GS Lakshmi is all set to become the first woman match referee at a global event.

Lakshmi will officiate as match referee in the league match of the tournament to be played between former champions West Indies and first-timers Thailand on February 22 at WACA in Perth.

Last year, she had become the first female match referee to oversee a men’s One-Day International in the opening match of the third series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 in the United Arab Emirates.

Match officials at Women’s T20 World Cup 2020:
Match Referees: Steve Bernard, Chris Broad, GS Lakshmi
Umpires: Lauren Agenbag, Gregory Brathwaite, Chris Brown, Kim Cotton, Shaun George, Nitin Menon, Claire Polosak, Ahsan Raza, Sue Redfern, Langton Rusere, Alex Wharf, Jacqueline Williams

Polosak, who became the first female umpire to officiate in a men’s ODI last year, will pair with Nitin Menon in the match between West Indies and first-timers Thailand on February 22.

Williams will stand along with Shaun George for the inaugural match, India against the hosts Australia.

The officials for the semi-final will be announced after the end of the league matches and the officials for the final will be announced at the end of the semi-final.