Sydney: Claire Polosak has become the first female Umpire to officiate in a men’s test match played in Sydney between India and Australia.
The 32-year-old Polosak from Australia’s New South Wales plays as the fourth umpire in the match.
In the third match of the four-match series between India and Australia, 2 former fast bowlers Paul Riffel and Paul Wilson will play the on-field umpires.
At the same time, Bruce Oxenford will be the third (television) umpire. David Boon will be the match referee.
According to ICC rules for Test matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the domestic cricket board from the international panel of its ICC umpires.
Claire Polosak has previously achieved the feat of becoming the first female Umpire to officiate in a men’s one-day international cricket match.
Polosak officiated in the World Cricket League Division Two match between Namibia and Oman in 2019.
Not only this, Claire Polosak is also the first woman to officiate in the 2017 men’s domestic List A match in Australia.
The fourth umpire’s job includes bringing a new ball to the ground, taking drinks for the umpires, taking care of the pitch during lunch and tea, and checking the lights from the light meter.
In some circumstances, after the on-field umpire withdraws, the third umpire has to serve in the field while the fourth umpire has to play the role of television umpire.
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