Vrinda Rathi from Navi Mumbai had cleared Level 2 exam of BCCI, in conjunction with Chennai’s N Janani, making it qualified to manage national level matches.
Soon Indian cricket will welcome its first ever female umpire.
While talking to a leading daily, Rathi mentioned that how she is so often addressed as ‘SIR’ on the field, quite out of habit, as there is a significant dearth of female umpires in the country even at local matches.
Scoring at the 2013 Women’s World Cup, Rathi was stump by New Zealand’s woman umpire Kathy Cross and thereafter she has been forgoing her weekends under the scorching sun too bad as many games as possible.
Vrinda Rathi said, “There were unsubstantiated apprehensions about the quality that a woman umpire may bring in when everyone around knows that you mean business at the centre of the field, your gender does not matter.
Since 2013, Rathi has been officiating matches at Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).