Anna Harris 2nd Youngest Umpire is Making History in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Cape Town.
During the T20 Women’s World Cup 2023 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Cape Town, Anna Harris 2nd Youngest Umpire to officiate in a major ICC tournament. Lauren Agenbag of South Africa still holds the record as the youngest umpire after officiating during T20 WC 2020.
Anna Harris 2nd Youngest Umpire Made History
Anna Harris 2nd Youngest Umpire created History, Harris was part of the all-female panel selected for the competition, and during the match, 17 on-field players were older than her. In addition to this achievement, Harris also holds the record for the youngest ever umpire to officiate in an international match at the age of 22 in 2021. Currently, she is studying medicine and working as a healthcare worker.
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In May 2021, Harris and Dolphin-Cooper made history by becoming the first two women officials to be on the field for an ECB Premier League match. In a recent interview, the 24-year-old Harris emphasised the importance of normalising the use of two women officials on the cricket field.
While this was a remarkable accomplishment, Harris notes: “The main response from people when Yvonne and I were standing together was ‘well why hasn’t it happened sooner? Why are we making such a big deal out of two women standing together. It should be normal’,” – she told NationalWorld.
“Attitudes are shifting and that is the biggest step. It’s about making some brave decisions and I think we’ve got the right people in the organisation to now make some brave decisions.“
“I’m excited to meet Meg Lanning. She’s been an inspiration for me and for many – she’s just all class,” – Harris added.
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