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Marais Erasmus added to match officials for Pakistan vs England Test series

match offiicials for pak vs eng test

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Thursday, disclosed the names of match officials who will be part of the Pakistan vs England three-match Test series starting from December 1st.

According to the release by the board, Andy Pycroft, who is a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, will lead the playing control teams for the three ICC World Test Championship fixtures between Pakistan and England in December. Notably, all three tests are part of the WTC 2021-23 and will be played in Rawalpindi, Multan, and Karachi, respectively.

Six umpires, three of whom are from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will officiate the Tests. Joel Wilson, who is one of the 11 members of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will join Ahsan Raza as an on-field umpire for the opening Test, which will be the first between the two sides on Pakistani soil since 2005. Whereas Marais Erasmus will be the third umpire, and Asif Yaqoob will be the fourth umpire.

Erasmus and Aleem Dar, the other two umpires from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will take on-field duties in Multan, with Wilson and Rashid Riaz performing third and fourth umpire duties. The playing control team for the third Test in Karachi will be the same as the opening Test, with Joel and Raza returning as on-field umpires. Erasmus and Yaqoob will be taking up as third and fourth umpire roles.

Below is the complete schedule of the Pak vs Eng Test series so you can get a better idea about which umpire will be part of which Test:

Pak vs Eng Test series schedule:

1st Test

Date: December 1st to 5th

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Time: 10:00 am PST

2nd Test

Date: December 9th to 13th

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium

Time: 10:00 am PST

3rd Test

Date: December 17th to 21st

Venue: National Stadium Karachi

Time: 10:00 am PST

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