Kim Cotton is off overseas again pursuing her love of cricket as an umpire. She will be away for November 2018 based in Antigua for the ICC Women’s World T20. Good luck Kim and we look forward to hearing all about it when you get back to the office.
“Four female umpires will be part of the 14-person strong team officiating at next month’s ICC Women’s World T20 in Antigua, Guyana and Trinidad. Kim Cotton, Sue Redfern, Claire Polosak and Jacqueline Williams will work alongside eight male umpires Ahsan Raza, Gregory Brathwaite, Shaun George, Wayne Knights, Nitin Menon, Sam Nogajski, Langton Rusere and Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid during the tournament. Richie Richardson and Graeme La Brooy will be the match referees.
A lawyer in Canterbury, Cotton made her debut as an international umpire last season when the West Indies women’s team were on tour in New Zealand. Cotton, who apart from Williams is the only female umpire in St Lucia, has also umpired in the ICC Women’s World T20 regional qualifier 2018 in Fiji.“