BCB appoints first two women umpires

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

In a significant stride towards promoting gender inclusivity in cricket, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the historic appointment of two women umpires, Shathira Jakir Jessy and Mishu Chowdhury. This landmark decision was finalized during the 10th board meeting held on Saturday, March 9.

The move comes as part of BCB's broader initiative to foster women's cricket, not only in playing but also in key administrative roles. The decision reflects the board's commitment to breaking gender barriers and encouraging the active participation of women in all facets of the sport.

Both Shathira Jakir Jessy and Mishu Chowdhury bring substantial experience to their newly appointed roles, with Jessy having previously officiated in international tournaments. This marks a progressive step forward in enhancing the overall quality of umpiring in Bangladesh.

A director from BCB confirmed the historic decision, stating, "Today's meeting has finalized the appointment of two women umpires." The official announcement of this groundbreaking development is expected to be made soon.

This groundbreaking move is expected to inspire more women to take up umpiring roles, contributing to the growth and diversity of cricket officiating in Bangladesh. With this announcement, BCB not only recognizes the talent and capabilities of female umpires but also sets a positive precedent for the future of women in cricket administration.


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