G.S. Lakshmi of India has become the first woman to be appointed to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) International Panel of Match Referee.
- She will be eligible to take charge in international games with immediate effect.
- Lakshmi, (now aged 51) was first appointed as a match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008-09.
- As a referee she has overseen three women’s ODI matches and three women’s T20I matches.
International Cricket Council :
It is the global governing body of cricket and was earlier named as ‘Imperial Cricket Conference’. It was founded in 1909 by representatives from South Africa, Australia and England. It is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).