India’s GS Lakshmi Becomes 1st Ever Female ICC Match Referee

India’s GS Lakshmi has become the first ever woman to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees and will be eligible to referee international games with immediate effect.

The 50-year-old first officiated as a match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008/09. Lakshmi has overseen three women’s ODI matches and three women’s T20I matches.

Source- ICC

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Mains 2019:

  • The first woman on the ICC Development Panel of Umpires was Kathy Cross, who retired in 2018.

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