Australia vs India 3rd Test Match: Claire Polosak is all set to create history in the men’s test match by becoming the first female fourth umpire in Australia vs India 3rd test match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Thrusday.
Polosak will take over all the duties of the fourth umpires in the match and this will be the first time when a female umpire will be featuring in the men’s test match.
Claire Polosak has been seen previously doing this in the men’s ODI also. Previously, the 32 years old became the first woman on-field umpire in the ICC men’s ODI Division 2 league games held between Oman and Namibia back in 2019.
The third test match between India and Australia will be held at Sydney Cricket Ground and two on-field umpires will be two former pacers – Paul Wilson and Paul Reiffel while Bruce Oxenford will be the TV Umpire for the match.
Australian David Boon will be the match referee.
As per the rules set by ICC for test matches, the fourth umpire is always from the host’s side. The fourth umpire is appointed from the list of nominees from the International Panel of ICC Umpires which is from the host country.
Claire Polosak has also featured in the men’s List A game in Australia as the first female match official. The inclusion of women umpires in men’s cricket will be a huge boost to the other female umpires.
The fourth Umpire is responsible for the duties such as checking the pitch during the lunch-time and tea intervals, so that there is no unwanted interference, bringing in the new ball, checking batteries in the light meter, carrying drinks for the on-field umpires, and bringing in the new bails.
The fourth umpire is also qualified to take the place of the third umpire if in any case, something happens to the on-field umpires, in which case the third umpire will take over one of the on-field umpires.
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