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    Australia's Claire Polosak becomes the first female to officiate Men’s Test cricket

    Claire Polosak is the first female in history to officiate the men's test match in Sydney, which will be played from Thursday between India and Australia. Australia's New South Wales 32-year-old Polosak will play the fourth umpire in the match. Earlier she became the first woman to be arbiter of an international cricket game for the men's ODI. In 2019, she also officiated two matches between Namibia and Oman at the World Cricket League.


    Two former fast bowler Paul Riffel and Paul Wilson will play the umpires in the field in the third game of the four-game series between India and Australia, and Bruce Oxenford will be the third umpire (television). David Boon is going to be a match referee. According to the ICC rules for Test matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the National Cricket Board of the International Panel of ICC Umpires.



    Polosak is also the first woman to officiate in the 2017 men's domestic List A match in Australia. The fourth umpire's job is to put a fresh ball onto the ground, taking drinks for the umpires, to take care of the pitch during lunch and tea, and to check the lights from the light meter. In certain cases, after the on-field umpire withdraws, the third umpire has to serve in the field while the fourth umpire has to play the role of the television umpire.


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