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Cotton will be first woman to umpire global cricket final

March 07, 2020 09:16 IST
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IMAGE: New Zealand’s Kim Cotton will stand alongside Pakistan's Ahsan Raza in the ICC women’s T20 World Cup final between defending champions Australia and first-time finalists India on Sunday. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealander Kim Cotton is set to become the first woman to umpire the final of a major global cricket tournament after being appointed for the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

 

Cotton, a lawyer by profession, will stand alongside Pakistan's Ahsan Raza for the clash between defending champions Australia and first-time finalists India on International Women's Day.

Barbadian Gregory Brathwaite will be the TV umpire while England’s Chris Broad will be the match referee.

A lawyer by profession, Cotton umpired Australia's weather-hit semi-final win over South Africa.

Sunday's match will be her fifth of the tournament.

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