Australia’s Claire Polosak is about to turn out to be the primary feminine match official in a males’s Check match when she takes up the fourth umpire’s position within the third Check between India and Australia beginning right here from Thursday. The 32-year-old from New South Wales has already earned the excellence of being the primary lady on-field umpire in a males’s ODI match in ICC’s Division 2 league between Namibia and Oman performed on the Windhoek in 2019.
Within the India-Australia Check match, the on-field umpires shall be two former pacers Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson whereas the TV Umpire shall be Bruce Oxenford.
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The match referee is David Boon of Australia. As per ICC guidelines for Check matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the house cricket board from their nominees to the Worldwide Panel of ICC Umpires and from the host nation.
Polosak, who’s a resident of New South Wales’s Goulburn metropolis, has additionally had the excellence of being the primary feminine match official in a males’s Record A recreation in Australia. The duties of a fourth umpire embrace bringing on the brand new ball, carrying drinks on to the sphere for the umpires, checking the batteries within the mild meter, observing the pitch through the lunch and tea intervals to verify there is no such thing as a interference, and bringing on new bails.
The fourth umpire may take over the third umpire’s place if one thing occurs to one of many on-field umpires, wherein case the third umpire takes over on-field duties.