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ICC announces match officials for T20 World Cup 2021

Here are 20 strong contingents of match officials announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named 16 match umpires and 4 match referees for the group stage, Super 12 round of soon-to-be-started, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

Announcing the strong 20 members means that for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, there will be neutral umpires for all games of the 16-team contest, set to run in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from 17th October to 14th November.

Three of the named umpires, Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus, and Rod Tucker will be officiating their 7th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ironically.

Notably, the opening encounter of the big event’s group stage, Oman vs Papua New Guinea, will be kick-started by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena. He was one of the umpires in the final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 alongside Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand.

Ranjan Madugalle will be the match referee for the first game, whereas Richard Kettleborough will be the TV umpire and Ahsan Raza will take over the duties as the fourth official.

It is pertinent to mention that the Super 12 round will begin by 23rd October as Eoin Morgan’s England will meet the West Indies. The most-anticipated rivalry, India vs Pakistan, will be battled on 24th October.

It must also be noted that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), despite having the hosting rights, had to move the tournament to UAE, Oman following the COVID outbreak in their nation.

Here are 20 strong contingents of match officials announced for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Match Referees: David Boon, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Javagal Srinath.

Umpires: Chris Brown, Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Michael Gough, Adrian Holdstock, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nitin Menon, Ahsan Raza, Paul Reiffel, Langton Rusere, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Paul Wilson.

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