Claire Polosak 'thrilled' to become first women to officiate in men's ODI
Last Updated: 29/04/19 10:03am
Australia's Claire Polosak became the first woman to officiate in a men's one-day international when Namibia played Oman in the final of the World Cricket League Division 2.
The 31-year-old did not play cricket herself but blazed a trail in 2017 when she became the first woman to stand in a men's top-level match, as New South Wales took on a Cricket Australia XI in a one-day match in Sydney.
She told the International Cricket Council (ICC): "I am thrilled to be the first woman to stand in a men's ODI and with how far I have come as an umpire.
"It really is important to promote women umpires and there's no reason why females can't umpire in cricket.
"It's about breaking down barriers, and creating awareness, so more females can come into the role."
Polosak has officiated in 15 women's ODIs, the first one in November 2016 between Australia and South Africa.
She also took the field in the semi-final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2018 between England and India - and four matches at the ICC Women's World Cup 2017.
Namibia and Oman both secured ODI status after finishing in the top two positions of the table in the ICC World Cricket League Division 2.