Ms. Kiwi Kathy Cross: First woman in ICC umpire’s panel
New Zealand’s Kathy Cross (56) became the first woman to be inducted in the International Cricket Council‘s (ICC’s) umpires’ panel. Previously, she was officiated in the Women’s World Cup in Australia in 2009 and in India in 2013.
Ms. Cross and Nigel Morrison have joined Sameer Bandekar, Mark Hawthorne, Wynand Louw, David Odhiambo, Buddhi Pradhan, Sarika Siva Prasad, Richard Smith, Ian Ramage and Courtney Young in the panel for 2014. The panel was named by the Associate and Affiliate Selection Committee.
The umpires on the ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of International Umpires can be assigned to ODI and T20 matches involving Associate and Affiliate Members, Intercontinental Cup matches, Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Divisions 3 to 6 and other Associate and Affiliate tournaments, as well as Development Events.