51 year old GS Lakshmi said: 'It is a proud moment for me.
Laxmi was also in the finals of the recent Woman T20 Challenge
Sports desk GS Lakshmi of India has been included in the International Panel of Match Referees. He is the first woman to join the ICC match referee panel They have been declared qualified to be referees in international matches with immediate effect. 51-year-old Lakshmi said: 'It is a proud moment for me. I have made a lot of experience as a cricketer and match referee in India. That experience will now work on the international circuit too. "
ICC's senior Adrian Griffith said: "On one hand we are promoting gender equality in all our official panels and at the same time, they do not want to compromise on quality as well. It is a challenge to balance both of these, but this challenge is very important for the betterment of cricket and popularizing it around the world.