Cricket Umpires Australia


Claire Polosak travels to Namibia

16 April 2019


Cricket Australia (CA) Supplementary Umpire Panel member Claire Polosak has been appointed by the ICC to officiate in the World Cricket League Division Two Tournament in Namibia.

The tournament will be the last ever of its kind as qualification for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup is revamped. Polosak travels to the African nation following a busy domestic and international 2018/19. Polosak was appointed to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean in November and officiated on-field in the Semi-Final between England and India in Antigua. In the lead up to the WT20, Polosak officiated in the qualifying tournament in the Netherlands in July before commencing her domestic season.

In September, Polosak stepped out for the JLT Domestic One-Day (List-A) match between Queensland and South Australia at Hurstville Oval and officiated in the Third Umpire box later in the competition. During December and January, Polosak officiated in the Rebel WBBL which included the on-field appointment to the Semi-Final between the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades. Polosak fulfilled Third Umpire duties in the Final Between the Sixers and eventual champions the Brisbane Heat. Polosak rounded out her season with more international cricket, appointed to the Women’s One-Day International Series between Australia and New Zealand for the Rose Bowl in February and March.

The ICC World Cricket League tournament in Namibia will determine the four teams to compete in the qualifying events for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup and will confer upon the winners One-Day International status. Canada, Hong Kong, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea and the United States will compete for the four positions. Polosak will officiate alongside eight umpires from around the world with the tournament to be overseen by Referee South African Gerhardus Pienaar.