The ICC World Cup 2023 is to be played in India from October 5. The list of which umpires will take part in this has been released. ICC released the list and told which umpires got the chance in this.
India's Nitin Menon and Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena will play the role of field umpires in the first match of the ODI World Cup to be held between England and New Zealand on October 5, while Andy Pycroft will be the match referee. The International Cricket Council (ICC) made this announcement on Friday. According to ICC, Paul Wilson will play the role of TV umpire and Sharafuddaula Ibne Shahid will play the role of fourth umpire in the opening match of the tournament to be held in Ahmedabad.
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A total of 16 umpires will serve in the World Cup. These include all 12 umpires of the ICC's Emirates Elite Panel and four members of the ICC Emerging Umpires Panel. Three of the four umpires appointed for the World Cup 2019 final at Lord's - Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, and Rod Tucker - are included in the list. Only Aleem Dar is not included in this list. He had resigned from the elite panel in March this year.
Four match referees from the ICC Elite Panel, Jeff Crowe, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath will serve in the World Cup. Umpires and match referees have been announced for all the matches of the league round. Match officials for the semi-finals and final will be announced later.
Match Referees for ICC World Cup: Jeff Crowe, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath
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