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The ICC today announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for upcoming ODI series in Ireland, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe as well as the Test and ODI series between England and India.
Ireland, West Indies, Scotland and the Netherlands will play in a series of ODIs in Dublin and Belfast from 10 to 15 July. Ranjan Madugalle and Chris Board from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees have been appointed as match referees at the two venues.
Madugalle will oversee matches in Dublin with Nigel Llong and Amiesh Saheba of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires appointed to stand. Broad will be in charge of the Belfast matches will be umpired by Darrell Hair of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Shahul Hameed of the ICC Associates and Affiliates Umpires International Panel.
The action will then switch to Lord's where England will take on India in the three-Test, seven-ODI series from 19 July to 8 September.
Madugalle will be the match referee for the Test series while Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will be the match referee for the ODI series.
The first Test will be played from 19-23 July with Simon Taufel and Steve Bucknor of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires taking charge.
The second Test will take place at Trent Bridge from 27-31 July and will be umpired by Taufel and Ian Howell of Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
Bucknor and Howell have been selected to stand in the third Test, which will be played at The Oval from 9-13 August.
Before taking on England in ODIs, India will travel to Glasgow for an ODI against Scotland to be played on 16 August. Madugalle will be the match referee while Howell and Ian Gould of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires will be the umpires.
Billy Doctrove of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires will supervise the first three ODIs between England and India on 21, 24 and, 27 August while Aleem Dar, also of Emirates Elite Panel, will stand in the last four matches to be played on 30 August, 2, 5 and 8 September.
Broad has been named as match referee for the two ODIs between the Netherlands and Bermuda to be played in Amsterdam on 18 and 20 August. Umpires for the series will be appointed in due course.
For the three-match ODI series between Zimbabwe and South Africa, Javagal Srinath has been named as match referee while Steve Davis has been appointed as umpire.
The series opener has been scheduled for Bulawayo on 22 August while the last two matches are due to be played in Harare on 25 and 26 August.