Match Official appointments announced for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019

By on August 22, 2019

With just over a week to go before eight sides battle it out for the two remaining places in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, the International Cricket Council has announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the group stage matches of the qualifying tournament, and also confirmed the eight participating squads.

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier will be held from 31 August to 7 September, at the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club.

Bangladesh, Scotland, PNG and the USA form Group A, while Group B consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia and the Netherlands. Matches will be played at 10h00 and 14h00 with all teams getting to play at both venues.

The eight teams are divided in two groups to decide the semifinalists, with the winners of the two semifinals ensuring a place at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in the Australian cities of Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from 21 February to 8 March next year.

Both semifinals (on 5 September) and the final (7 September) will be played at the Forfarshire Cricket Club. The teams also get to play a warm-up match each ahead of the tournament, on 29 August.

Graeme Le Brooy of the ICC International Panel of Match Referees will be the tournament referee, while umpiring responsibilities will be shared between Claire Polosak, Jacqueline Williams, Sue Redfern, Kim Cotton, Eloise Sheridan and Lauren Agenbach all from the ICC Development Panel of Umpires. Denis Burns will undertake the role of Umpire Coach for the tournament.

Warm-up Matches

29 August: Ireland v PNG, (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00); Claire Polosak and Jacqueline Williams (on-field umpires), Lauren Agenbach (reserve umpire). 
Bangladesh v Netherlands (Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00); Sue Redfern and Kim Cotton (on-field umpires), Eloise Sheridan (reserve umpire).
Scotland v Namibia (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00); Jacqueline Williams and Lauren Agenbach (on-field umpires), Claire Polosak (reserve umpire).
Thailand v USA (Arbroath Sports Club, 14h00); Kim Cotton and Eloise Sheridan (on-field umpires), Sue Redfern (reserve umpire).

Tournament Matches

31 August: Bangladesh v PNG (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00); Eloise Sheridan and Sue Redfern (on-field umpires), Kim Cotton (reserve umpire).
Thailand v Netherlands (Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00); Lauren Agenbach and Claire Polosak (on-field umpires), Jacqueline Williams (reserve umpire)
Scotland v USA (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00); Sue Redfern and Kim Cotton (on-field umpires), Eloise Sheridan (reserve umpire)
Namibia v Ireland (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00); Claire Polosak and Jacqueline Williams (on-field umpires), Lauren Agenbach (reserve umpire)

1 September: Thailand v Namibia (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Eloise Sheridan and Claire Polosak (on-field umpires), Jacqueline Williams (reserve umpire)
Scotland v PNG (Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Lauren Agenbach and Kim Cotton (on-field umpires), Sue Redfern (reserve umpire)
Ireland v Netherlands (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00) Jacqueline Williams and Eloise Sheridan (on-field umpires), Claire Polosak (reserve umpire)
USA v Bangladesh (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00) Sue Redfern and Lauren Agenbach (on-field umpires), Kim Cotton (reserve umpire)

3 September: Ireland v Thailand (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Jacqueline Williams and Sue Redfern (on-field umpires), Eloise Sheridan (reserve umpire)
Netherlands v Namibia (Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Kim Cotton and Lauren Agenbach (on-field umpires), Claire Polosak (reserve umpire)
Scotland v Bangladesh (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00) Eloise Sheridan and Jacqueline Williams (on-field umpires), Sue Redfern (reserve umpire)
PNG v USA (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00) Lauren Agenbach and Claire Polosak (on-field umpires) Kim Cotton (reserve umpire)

Appointments for the 5 and 7 September play-offs will be announced in due course.

Match Official appointments announced for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 via International Cricket Council.


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