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David Boon appointed match referee of Sri Lanka’s Pakistan tour


International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed former Australia batsman David Boon as the match referee for the limited-overs series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Pakistan announce Aleem Dar as match official for the Sri Lanka series. Photo: ICC

58-year old Boon as one of the members of ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees since 2011.

He played 107 Tests and 181 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1996. As an ICC official, he has refereed in 135 ODIs and 51 T20Is.

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Apart from Boon, the ICC has also appointed Michael Gough and Joel Wilson, both from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, for the ODIs.

Gough had visited Karachi earlier this year for Pakistan Super League 2019.

A second string side from the island nation will visit Pakistan amidst security concerns, the tour will comprise of three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals scheduled to take place in Karachi and Lahore from September 27 to October 9, 2019.

Ten of the star Lankan players including Malinga, Karunaratne, Chandimal, and Thisara Perera refused to participate in the occasion.

Meanwhile the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named match officials for the home series. Elite panel umpire Aleem Dar along with Ahsan Raza, Sozaib Raza and Asif Yaqoob are selected to officiate the series.

Last week, the ICC made it clear that it would only appoint match officials for the forthcoming series after reviewing the security situation and arrangements through its independent security expert.

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