Australia’s Claire Polosak became the first female match official in a men’s Test match when she took up the fourth umpire’s role in the third Test between India and Australia on Thursday.
The 32-year-old from New South Wales had, earlier, already earned the distinction of being the first woman on-field umpire in a men’s ODI match during ICC’s Division 2 league between Namibia and Oman played at the Windhoek in 2019.
At the Sydney Cricket Ground, the on-field umpires are two former pacers Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson while the TV Umpire is Bruce Oxenford. The match referee is David Boon of Australia.
As per ICC rules for Test matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the home cricket board from their nominees to the International Panel of ICC Umpires.