Two West Indian umpires have been named to stand in the qualification tournament for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017.
Leslie Reifer Junior and Jacqueline Williams will be among the international officials for the 50-over event to be played in Sri Lanka from February 7 to 21.
Reifer, aged 27, is one of the youngest international umpires in West Indies history. He made his international debut last year when West Indies played against India in the Twenty20 Series in the United States.
Williams is the only female umpire on the regional senior umpires’ panel. The 40-year-old has officiated in several major men’s and women’s tournament, before including ICC World T20 women’s qualifiers and ICC Division 5 and the WICB Regional 4-Day and WICB Regional Super50.
Both are pleased to be involved in the ICC qualifiers and are eagerly looking forward to the experience of cricket in Sri Lanka for the first time.