ICC announces list of match officials for ICC Men’s World Cup 2019
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the names of the match officials for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Friday.
The list comprises the names of 22 match officials from around the globe. The 16 umpires and six match referees, who have been finalized for the 48-match tournament.
“Officiating at the World Cup as playing is an honor and the pinnacle of an official’s career. It is a tough job with the eyes of the cricketing world on every decision. But this group of 22 is the very best from around the world who will rise to the occasion. I wish them all the very best,”
International Cricket Council quoted Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees as saying.
The opening match between England and South Africa at the Oval will witness three previous World Cup winners officiating.
David Boon will be the match referee, whereas Kumar Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford will be the on-field umpires for the match. Paul Reiffel will be there as a third umpire and Joel Wilson will be the fourth official.
Among officials, Ranjan Madugalle will be the most experienced match referee in the upcoming World Cup. He will be officiating in his sixth World Cup
Match referees for the upcoming World Cup:
Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, and Richie Richardson.
Umpires for the upcoming World Cup:
Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Michael Gough, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Paul Wilson.