There was a time when cricket used to be a men-dominated game. Whether it was groundsmen, umpires, cameramen, even commentators, the presence of females was hardly seen. But the time has now changed. Women’s cricket is now becoming more popular. Females can be seen in many roles in the sport.
A brilliant sight has been on display these days in the inaugural edition of Legends League Cricket. Female umpires are officiating the men’s cricket tournament and are acing it. One of the umpires is Shubhda Bhosle Gaikwad, who has been impressing everybody with her precise decisions in the game.
Shubhda is India’s youngest woman umpire. Shubhda’s father Ajit Bhosle is a coach and uncle Shrikant Bhosle was a Ranji player. Notably, Legends Cricket League is the first tournament to have an all-woman umpire.
Along with Shubhda, Lauren Agenbag from South Africa, Humaira Farah from Pakistan and Renee Montgomery from Hongkong will officiate the matches.
The Legends Cricket League is a 3-team tournament which begun on January 20 and will conclude on January 29. The tournament consists of 3 teams – Asia Lions, India Maharajas, World Giants. Legends like Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen, Darren Sammy are part of the league.