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27 April, 2019 09:10:20 AM
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ICC announces match officials for World Cup

Sports Reporter, Dhaka
ICC announces match officials for World Cup
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the appointments of 22 match officials from around the globe for the league phase of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 yesterday. Of them, the 16 umpires and six match referees finalised for the 48-match tournament that included prominent members of past World Cup-winning sides likes of David Boon, Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Reiffel who will play a vital part in the delivery of the 30 May-14 July tournament that brings together the world’s top 10 ODI sides.

The opening match between hosts England and South Africa at The Oval will see three World Cup winners officiating. Boon was a member of the Allan Border-led Australia side that won their first title in 1987, Dharmasena was part of Arjuna Ranatunga’s champion team of 1996 and Reiffel was a World Cup winner for Australia under Steve Waugh in 1999.

David Boon will be the match referee, Kumar Dharmasena one of the two on-field umpires and Paul Reiffel the third umpire. Bruce Oxenford will be the other on-field umpire and Joel Wilson the fourth official for the match.

Others officiating during the tournament will be: Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Andy Pycroft, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie Richardson (all match referees); Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Sundaram Ravi, Rod Tucker, Michael Gough, Paul Wilson (all umpires).

Umpire Ian Gould among them will officiate in his last World Cup, deciding to retire after the tournament.

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