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GS Lakshmi becomes first woman to be ICC match referee


GS Lakshmi has become the first woman to be part of the ICC's panel of international match referees, and is eligible to officiate in international matches with immediate effect.

Lakshmi, who turns 51 on May 23, was a right-hand batsman and right-arm outswing bowler. She played from 1986 to 2004, representing a variety of teams, including South Central Railways, Andhra, Bihar, East Zone, and South Zone.

She first officiated as a match referee in domestic women's cricket in 2008-09, and has overseen three women's ODIs and three women's T20Is.

"To be selected in the international panel ...


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