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CRICKET: Local umpire to officiate in ICC World Cup qualifiers

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 1:03 PM

Jamaica's female umpire Jacquline Williams is scheduled to depart the island this afternoon for Thailand where she will officiate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers.

The qualifiers will be held from November 28 to December 6 in the Asian country.  

The ICC qualifiers will feature eight teams, with the top two teams advancing to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2016, to be staged in India.

Williams is a member of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Emerging Panel of umpires.

Next month she will create history when she becomes the first female umpire to do on-field duties in a regional first class match in the West Indies.

She is scheduled to stand in the WICB Professional Cricket League match between Jamaica Scorpions and Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park between December 11 and 14.

Williams will do duties with Peter Nero of Trinidad and Tobago.