First Woman Umpire in Men’s ODI

History was made as Australia’s Claire Polosak became the first woman to officiate in a men’s one-day international in the World Cricket League Division 2 final match between Namibia and Oman in Windhoek on Saturday.




This isn’t the first time though that Polosak has served as a path-breaker in female officiating. The 31-year-old never played cricket but blazed a trail in 2017 as the first woman to stand in a men’s domestic fixture in Australia in her first List A match in Australia.

Then in December last year, she and Eloise Sheridan became the first female umpires to officiate on-field together during a professional match in Australia when the Adelaide Strikers hosted the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL.