India’s GS Lakshmi becomes ICC’s first female match referee

Last Updated: May 14 2019 18:01
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CRICKET- In a historic first for India, GS Lakshmi has become the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. She can now referee international games with immediate effect.

The 51-year-old has officiated in three One-day Internationals and as many T20Is.

In a statement by released by ICC, Lakshmi said, “To be selected in the international panel by the ICC is a huge honour for me as it opens up new avenues.”

“I hope to put my experience both as a player and as a match official to good use on the international circuit.”