The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made a huge announcement ahead of the Women’s World Cup 2022 Final. ICC have confirmed that for the first time ever there will be four women match officials for international cricket. The four officials are the two umpires, the TV umpire and the match referee.
Confirming the big news with a press release on their official website, ICC wrote that South Africa’s Lauren Agenbag and New Zealand’s Kim Cotton will be the two on-field umpires for the Women’s World Cup 2022 Final, where the Australian women’s cricket team will battle the England women’s cricket team.
West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams will be the third umpire, while India’s GS Lakshmi will be the Match Referee for the final.
“As part of its strategic commitment to a gender-equitable sport, the ICC has focused on increasing the number of international female match officials, with women comprising eight of the 15 match officials at this event,” the International Cricket Council stated.
When is the Women’s World Cup 2022 Final?
The Women’s World Cup 2022 Final is scheduled to happen on April 3 at 6:30 AM IST. Both Australia Women and England Women have a ton of momentum by their side. While the Aussies are undefeated in the competition so far, England started off slow but the defending champions picked up pace at the right time to make it to the final.
It will be interesting to see which team comes up on top when the two Ashes rivals go head-to-head in the World Cup 2022 Final. Christchurch will play host to this big match.
Interestingly, Australia and England started their campaigns against each other, where the Australian women’s cricket team defeated the England women’s cricket team by 12 runs. Australia scored 310 runs in the first innings, and in reply, England scored 298 for the loss of eight wickets.