Leading female umpire in Australia and New South Wales, Claire Polosak, has been appointed to the Final of the International Cricket Council Women’s World T20 Qualifier in Kampong, the Netherlands.
The final features Ireland against Bangladesh and will take place on Saturday 14 July. Polosak will be joined by former English female International player, Sue Redfern, as the other on-field umpire.
Polosak earned her appointment in the final after strong performances in both semi-finals on Thursday.
The match will be the second final of an ICC women’s qualifying tournament that Polosak has umpired within the last 18 months after she was selected as one of the two on-field officials for the final of the Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka in February 2017.
Polosak has also been appointed to the third and fourth position play-off between Papua New Guinea and Scotland also in Kampong.
This appointment continues the rise through the ranks of elite umpires in Australia for the 30-year-old, who hails from Goulburn, after she recently retained her place on the Cricket Australia Supplementary Umpire Panel for the 2018/19 season.
New South Wales Cricket Umpires’ and Scorers’ Association Executive Officer, Darren Goodger, said it was a wonderful and deserved honour for Polosak.
“The appointment is one thing, doing the job to the highest possible standard is what counts,” Goodger said.
“She is the consummate professional.”
Together with her constant development as an international umpire, Polosak also carries out very valuable work as an Umpire Educator and Female Umpire Engagement Officer for the NSWCUSA across the state.