GS Laxmi became the first women’s match referee for men’s international ODI

Laxmi will create history as a match referee in the one-day match between UAE and USA in Sharjah during the third ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 starting on December 8.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 started in August this year and will run till January 2022. During this, a total of 126 matches will be played in it.

Its top three teams will play in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Based on this, the ICC qualifier team is to be selected for the World Cup to be played in 2023 in India.

This is Laxmi’s second significant achievement this year after his appointment to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees.

Laxmi, 51, became the first match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008-09.

Till now, Lakshmi has been a match referee in three international ODIs for women, seven T20 Internationals for women and sixteen T20 Internationals for men.

How did Lakshmi enter cricket?
In an interview with the ICC, GS Laxmi said that he had never thought of becoming a cricketer.

He said, “I failed to get admission in college through my studies. Then the principal asked me if you had any other talent. I had kept playing cricket with my brothers. This skill was seen in me. I He had the talent for bowling. I got admission in college because of that. “

Laxmi, who played domestic cricket for 18 years, told that after this she started coaching cricket. Then became the selector of the state level team.

During this time, the BCCI brought a new provision to connect women with cricket as a match officer.

Lakshmi was among the five members who were selected by the BCCI.

Laxmi said, “It is a great honor for me to be selected as a match referee. I have had a long career as a cricketer and match referee in India. Hopefully I am good at my experience as a player and match official here Will use. “

How did Lakshmi come to Kate?
In an interview with the ICC, GS Laxmi said that he had never thought of becoming a cricketer.

He said, “I failed to get admission in college through my studies. Then the principal asked me if you had any other talent. I had kept playing cricket with my brothers. This skill was seen in me. I He had the talent for bowling. I got admission in college because of that. “

Laxmi, who played domestic cricket for 18 years, told that after this she started coaching cricket. Then became the selector of the state level team.

During this time, the BCCI brought a new provision to connect women with cricket as a match officer.

Lakshmi was among the five members who were selected by the BCCI.

Laxmi said, “It is a great honor for me to be selected as a match referee. I have had a long career as a cricketer and match referee in India. Hopefully I am good at my experience as a player and match official here Will use. “

Journey to become a match referee
Born in Andhra Pradesh, Lakshmi grew up in Jamshedpur in Bihar. His father was working there.

She played for the Railways as a fast bowler. He had a good grip on the out swing in bowling.

She has also been a member of the Indian team on a tour of England in 1999 but never got a chance to play for India at the international level.

After retiring from cricket in 2004, Laxmi started coaching in cricket.

Laxmi was the coach of South Central Railway for 10 years.

Meanwhile, in 2008, the BCCI started to introduce women referees in domestic women’s cricket.

Lakshmi’s career as a referee with former women cricketers Rajni Venugopal, Rajesh Nayar, Nilima Joglekar and Gargi Banerjee took flight from here.

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