Lauren Agenbag creates history to become the 1st female umpire to officiate in men's first-class game

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India Today

Author 2019-10-24 14:28:00

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A file photo of Lauren Agenbag (ICC)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lauren Agenbag was already South Africa's 1st female umpire to be part of a T20I earlier this year
  • Agenbag was also in ICC's all-female panel at the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier Final
  • Agenbag officiated in CSA's Provincial three-day competition

Lauren Agenbag became the first female umpire to officiate in a men's first-class game in South Africa.

The 23-year-old officiated in the match between Central Gauteng Lions and Boland in the Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Provincial three-day competition in Johannesburg from Thursday to Saturday last week, ICC reported.

Earlier this year, Agenbag became South Africa's first female umpire to officiate in a T20I, which was played between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Cape Town.

She was also included in ICC's all-female panel at the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier Final and play-offs last month.

"Lauren has become a standard-bearer for women's umpiring in South Africa. She has shown that there is no limit to what can be achieved with the required dedication and determination to live one's personal dreams," CSA's Acting Director of Cricket, Corrie van Zyl said on Tuesday.

"I am sure she will inspire others to follow the path she has set," he added.

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