One year after making her debut as an umpire in a women’s T20i international match, Lauren Agenbag has been called up to stand in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Agenbag is one of six women on the panel as the council seeks to create gender equality on the international cricket scene.
Agenbag has gained valuable experience over the past year and will be eager to take her career a step further when she steps onto the field later in February 2020.
She had previously expressed her desire to create a long and successful career in international cricket when she spoke to gsport Editor, Kass Nadioo on debut in a Women’s T20 International cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka on 1 February 2019.
“I’ve got a bright future ahead of me and I want to make sure that whenever I go on to the field, I give it my best,” said the first South African woman to umpire a Women’s T20 International cricket match.
“This is the largest compliment of women match officials at a single event.” – ICC Senior Manager, Adrian Griffith.
Speaking on the record number of women included on the panel for the event, ICC Senior Manager, Adrian Griffith says, “This is the largest compliment of women match officials at a single event, and the progress we have made is heartening.
“We have endeavoured to provide opportunities to women officials based on merit, and it is because of their skillset and hard work that they have graduated to the top level.
“We appoint the best match officials for an event and are pleased we have the right mix. I wish all match officials at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup the very best and am confident we will have smooth adjudication of the matches.”
The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will take place from 21 February to 8 March 2020 with the first Group Stage match between hosts Australia and India.
Photo 1 Caption: South African umpire, Lauren Agenbag, received another feather in her cap as the ICC called her up to umpire at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Photo: Kass Naidoo