The International Cricket Council has named four women in a strong field of nine umpires to officiate in next month’s ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in its continued efforts and commitment to the overall growth and development of women’s cricket.
The 7-21 February event in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will see the experienced Kathleen Cross of New Zealand lead the group of women umpires who all have international experience and are being groomed for more future responsibilities by the ICC.
Adrian Griffith: “The ICC is committed to the growth of women’s cricket and more female officials in the game is a natural progression”
• Kathleen Cross: “The importance of this event is that I continue to maintain, learn and deliver skills so that I present the best possible performance on each match day”
• Claire Polosak: “To have the opportunity of working with umpires from around the world is fantastic, and one that not many get to experience”
• Sue Redfern: “I hope my selection to the tournament shows other women in England and across the world that there are more opportunities in cricket than just playing”
• Jacqueline Williams: “All the appointments I have been on are stepping stones and I have welcomed all with open arms”