Ranji Trophy: Now women umpire in Ranji Trophy as well, after Women’s IPL, BCCI’s another big decision regarding women empowerment

The BCCI has never allowed women to officiate as on-field umpires in men’s senior domestic cricket tournaments.

After Women’s IPL Announcement Women Umpires In Ranji Trophy Soon: Vrinda Rathi was the scorer at the Mumbai grounds, but a chance encounter with New Zealand international umpire Kathy Cross prompted her to move to the 22-yard pitch. When the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) invited applications for umpires, Janani Narayanan, a software engineer in Chennai, quit her job.

A shoulder injury shattered Gayathri Venugopalan’s dream of becoming a professional cricketer but she continued to center-square the cricket ground even after clearing the BCCI umpiring exam. These three veterans will now officiate on-field in Ranji Trophy matches this season.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to induct female umpires in the men’s domestic circuit. A BCCI official told The Indian Express, “Going forward, women umpires will get to officiate in Ranji Trophy matches. This is just a start. The BCCI has decided to give him a chance in the men’s game. In the direction of Women Empowerment Women’s IPL This is another big decision of BCCI after Women’s IPL.

Many state cricket associations allow women to officiate in men’s matches at the local level as well as women’s cricket, but till now the BCCI has never given women the opportunity to act as on-field umpires in senior men’s tournaments. . BCCI-contracted umpires are not allowed to interact with the media but regulars at the circuit say they know the three women who are about to make history .

Mumbai’s Vrinda Rathi Becomes Umpire From Scorer

Mumbai’s Rathi (32) was a medium pacer. Vrinda Rathi represented the University of Mumbai. She was a regular scorer in local matches in Mumbai. In the year 2010, Vrinda Rathi passed the scoring test of BCCI. Rathi was the top scorer in the 2013 Women’s World Cup. Then he met New Zealand umpire Kathy Cross. After this he passed the Mumbai Cricket Association exam and later the BCCI umpiring exam.

Janani Narayanan always had a love for cricket (Janani Narayanan Always Had A Love For Cricket)

Janani Narayanan, 36, never played cricket at a high level but was always fascinated by the game. Janani approached the TNCA in 2009 and 2012 expressing her desire to become an umpire. This came as a surprise to the local officials.


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In the year 2015, the state cricket association finally changed its rules and gave them a form. In the year 2018, Janani passed the Level 2 umpiring exam of BCCI. After this he decided to quit his IT job.

Women Will Have Final Decision On Men’s Cricket Field

Delhi-based Gayatri Venugopalan, 43, wanted to become a professional cricketer, but a shoulder injury shattered her dream. Gayathri gives up her corporate career. She cleared BCCI’s umpiring exam and got selected as an umpire in 2019. Vrinda Rathi and Janani Narayanan have officiated in the Men’s Under-23 CK Nayudu Trophy matches. But this season, she will take a big leap and the final call will be with the women in a cricket field dominated by men.


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