Australian umpire Claire Polosak is ready to rewrite the history to be an umpire in men’s ODI match between Oman and Namibia on the 27th April.
The 31-year-old Aussie umpire has officiated in 15 women’s ODIs already. Then she has briskly climbed up the ranks since her debut in 2016. Claire Polosak was rewarded for her steady progress when she, along with fellow Australian Eloise Sheridan and became the first female umpires to officiate in a WBBL game in last year.
Claire Polosak is quietly excited to be part of the history
Obviously, Claire Polosak is quite excited to be part of history. “I am thrilled to be the first woman to stand in a Men’s ODI and how far I have come as an umpire. ” she said in the official ICC press release. “It really is important to promote women umpires and there’s no reason why females can’t umpire in cricket. It’s about breaking down barriers, creating awareness so more females can come into the role.”
Claire Polosak further added and asserted it as women empowerment as well, “Umpiring is a team effort. I would like to thank all the umpires I have worked with. My local umpires association – NSW Cricket Umpires’ and Scorers’ Association and Cricket Australia. As well as my family and friends, as without their support, this match today would not be possible.”
Adrian Griffith admire Claire Polosak
Obtaining this achievement, ICC’s senior manager umpires, and referees. Adrian Griffith admires Claire Polosak’s rapid growth in the field of officiating and hopes that this would be a marker for more women to join in.
Then asserted as well, “Congratulations to Claire for this fantastic achievement of becoming the first woman umpire to stand in a Men’s One Day International. She thoroughly deserved and a result of her hard work and perseverance. She is a role model for women. who want to get into officiating and proves how successful they can be once they are on the right path and get the opportunities.”
The WCL Division Two final features Oman and Namibia who finished in the top two on the points table. The two sides along with the United States of America (3rd). And Papua New Guinea (4th) became the latest teams to be conferred with ODI status.
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Therefore, Australian umpire Claire Polosak is ready to rewrite the history to be an umpire in men’s ODI match between Oman and Namibia on the 27th April.