Australia’s Claire Polosak is set to turn into the primary feminine match official in a men’s Test match when she takes up the fourth umpire’s function in the third Test between India and Australia beginning in Sydney from Thursday.
The 32-year-old from New South Wales has already earned the excellence of being the primary girl on-field umpire in a men’s ODI match in ICC’s Division 2 league between Namibia and Oman performed on the Windhoek in 2019.
In the India-Australia Test match, the on-field umpires shall be two former pacers Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson whereas the TV Umpire shall be Bruce Oxenford.
The match referee is David Boon of Australia.
As per ICC guidelines for Test matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the house cricket board from their nominees to the International Panel of ICC Umpires and from the host nation.
Polosak, who’s a resident of New South Wales’s Goulburn metropolis, has additionally had the excellence of being the primary feminine match official in a men’s List A sport in Australia.
The duties of a fourth umpire embrace bringing on the brand new ball, carrying drinks on to the sector for the umpires, checking the batteries in the sunshine meter, observing the pitch through the lunch and tea intervals to make certain there isn’t a interference, and bringing on new bails.
The fourth umpire also can take over the third umpire’s place if one thing occurs to one of many on-field umpires, in which case the third umpire takes over on-field duties.