Umpire Sue Redfern to make history
She will become the first woman to officiate in an England men’s home international match
Sue Redfern will develop into the primary lady to officiate in an England males’s dwelling worldwide match after being appointed as fourth umpire for Wednesday’s first T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka in Cardiff.
Alex Wharf had been as a result of fill the function, however Redfern was positioned on standby within the occasion that the reserve day was activated within the World Check Championship ultimate in Southampton. With persistent dangerous climate forcing the sport right into a sixth day, Redfern will now step in for the primary of three T20Is between England and Sri Lanka.
“It’s going to be a terrific expertise,” Redfern instructed ESPNcricinfo. “I’m feeling fairly privileged. It’s sudden however on the identical time, it’s a terrific alternative to showcase that females can officiate in a wide range of environments.”
Redfern is an everyday on-field umpire on the ladies’s worldwide circuit and stood in final week’s Check between England and India in Bristol.