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Six umpires to partner with Elite Panel for World Cup

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December 12, 2010

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Billy Bowden explains his slow thinking on the Narsingh Deonarine decision to Bruce Oxenford, Australia v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Adelaide, 9 February, 2010
Billy Bowden and Bruce Oxenford will be heading to the World Cup © Getty Images

The ICC Elite Panel of Umpires will be officiating with six other umpires for the 2011 World Cup. Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena, Australia's Bruce Oxenford, India's Amiesh Saheba and Shavir Tarapore and England's Richard Kettleborough and Nigel Llong are the six outside the panel that have been chosen to officiate in the tournament that begins in February next year.

"These six have been identified as emerging and talented match officials, who have already officiated at international level with experience of conditions in the Asian subcontinent and are now ready to umpire at cricket's flagship event," an ICC media release stated.

The umpires were selected by Dave Richardson (ICC's general manager of cricket), match referee Ranjan Madugalle, former player and coach David Lloyd and former India captain and umpire S Venkataraghavan.

The umpires who form the ICC's Elite Panel are: Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Billy Doctrove, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Daryl Harper, Tony Hill, Asad Rauf, Asoka de Silva, Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker.

Bangladesh's Enamul Haque Moni has been named as reserve umpire for the tournament.

The match referees for competition are: Madugalle, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Roshan Mahanama and Andy Pycroft.


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Posted by Dummy4 on (December 16, 2010, 10:06 GMT)

Javagal Srinath has become the secretory of Karnataka state cricket association ...so not present as refree...

Posted by vinod on (December 14, 2010, 20:36 GMT)

Pick some young umpires, no matter which country they represent. May be in the next WC. Billy Doctrove, Amiesh Saheba. They should retire. Richard Kettleborough had some mistakes, but he is reliable. Dharmasena, giving Sachin out three times and even more blunders. Still i would pick him asking him to improve. He is young.

Posted by Agus on (December 14, 2010, 14:05 GMT)

I accept Srinivasan Narayan comment, yes he is right, Billy Doctorove one of the worst umpire in the ICC he always against Asian team, he never changes his "against" policy in any matches, so, ICC should think and remove him from the ICC World cup 2011 umpire list

Posted by Agus on (December 14, 2010, 13:47 GMT)

Amish Shaheba????????????????? Are they going to play World cup or local cricket? we know what he is capable of? ICC should rethink about this decision

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 13, 2010, 23:05 GMT)

six umpires to partnr with elite panel for world cup,Bangladesh Anamul haque has been name as a reserve umpire which is good but he deserve to go within six,Indin Amiesh Shaeba is poor umpire if anyone watch ind vs nz series.Anamul haque even better umpire then Aus Rod Tucker!!!

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 13, 2010, 9:19 GMT)

Kumar Dharmasena world cup umpires list are you joking?

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 13, 2010, 9:14 GMT)

Kumar Dharmasena World Cup umpires list are you joking ?

Posted by Asif on (December 13, 2010, 8:48 GMT)

I never seen a match refree from Pakistan is there any one help me to inform me if he/she know any ?

Posted by Dummy4 on (December 13, 2010, 8:47 GMT)

There should be an Indian Match Referee as well. Where is Javagal Srinath? He is a good choice, and has been match referee for many high-profile matches as well (e.g. Australia-South Africa).

Posted by pradeep on (December 13, 2010, 6:48 GMT)

What happened with Javagal Srinath ... He was on the ICC Panel as a 3rd Umpire for some time and did a pretty good job .. ICC needs to explain ...

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