Australia’s Claire Polosak grew to become the primary feminine match official in a males’s Test match when she took up the fourth umpire’s function within the third Test between India and Australia on Thursday.
The 32-year-old from New South Wales had, earlier, already earned the excellence of being the primary lady on-field umpire in a males’s ODI match throughout ICC’s Division 2 league between Namibia and Oman performed on the Windhoek in 2019.
At the Sydney Cricket Ground, the on-field umpires are two former pacers Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson whereas the TV Umpire is Bruce Oxenford. The match referee is David Boon of Australia.
As per ICC guidelines for Test matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the home cricket board from their nominees to the International Panel of ICC Umpires.
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 List A sport in Australia.
Duties of the fourth umpire
The duties of a fourth umpire embody bringing on the brand new ball, carrying drinks on to the sector for the umpires, checking the batteries within the mild meter, observing the pitch through the lunch and tea intervals to ensure there isn’t any interference, and bringing on new bails.
The fourth umpire may also take over the third umpire’s place if one thing occurs to one of many on-field umpires, by which case the third umpire takes over on-field duties.
(With PTI inputs)
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