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Lauren Agenbag makes history by becoming the first female umpire to officiate in a men's first-class game in South Africa

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2019 11:13 IST

Dubai [UAE], Oct 24 (ANI): Lauren Agenbag became the first female umpire to officiate in a men's first-class game in South Africa.

The 23-year-old officiated in the match between Central Gauteng Lions and Boland in the Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Provincial three-day competition in Johannesburg from Thursday to Saturday last week, ICC reported.

Earlier this year, Agenbag became South Africa's first female umpire to officiate in a T20I, which was played between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Cape Town.

She was also included in ICC's all-female panel at the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier Final and play-offs last month.
"Lauren has become a standard-bearer for women's umpiring in South Africa. She has shown that there is no limit to what can be achieved with the required dedication and determination to live one's personal dreams," CSA's Acting Director of Cricket, Corrie van Zyl said on Tuesday.

"I am sure she will inspire others to follow the path she has set," he added. (ANI)

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