AUS vs IND 3rd Test: Claire Polosak will make history, becoming first woman official to officiate in Men’s Test


  • Claire Polosak to become the first female match official to officiate in the Sydney Test between India and Australia
  • Australia’s New South Wales to play fourth umpire in 32-year-old Polosak match
  • She has already achieved the feat of becoming the first woman umpire to officiate in an ODI match.

Claire Polosak From Thursday, India will become the first female match official to officiate in the men’s test match played in Sydney between India and Australia. Australia’s New South Wales 32-year-old Polosak will play the fourth umpire in the match. She had earlier achieved the feat of becoming the first female umpire to officiate in a men’s ODI international cricket match.

He also officiated in the World Cricket League Division Two match between Namibia and Oman in 2019. In the third match of the four-match series between India and Australia, two former fast bowlers Paul Riffel and Paul Wilson will play the on-field umpires while Bruce Oxenford will be the third (television) umpire. David Boon will be the match referee.

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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. 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 lightmeter.

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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.