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Title: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: JDF on Wed 12 Sep 2018 17:44
Asia Cup 2018

Elite Umpires - Rod Tucker and Marais Erasmus
Match Referees - David Boon and Andy Pycroft

Elite Umpires supported by a number of International Panel Umpires
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: JDF on Wed 12 Sep 2018 17:49
South Africa v Zimbabwe 2018 - ODI and T20 Series

Match Referee - Chris Broad
Umpires -
1st and 3rd ODI - Kumar Dharmasena
2nd ODI - Chris Gaffaney
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ajb95 on Fri 14 Sep 2018 17:59
Asia Cup:


Match 1 15/09/18:
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Referee: David Boon
Umpires: Marais Erasmus & C Shamshuddin
3rd Umpire: Gregory Brathwaite

Match 2 16/09/18:
Pakistan v Hong Kong
Referee: Andy Pycroft
Umpires: Rod Tucker & Ahmad Pakteen
3rd Umpire: Shaun George

Match 3 17/09/18:
Sri Lanka v Afghanistan
Referee: David Boon
Umpires: Gregory Braithwaite & Ashan Raza
3rd Umpire: Marais Erasmus

Match 4 18/09/18:
India v Pakistan
Referee: David Boon
Umpires: Marais Erasmus & Ruchira Palliyaguruge
3rd Umpire: Gregory Braithwaite

Match 5 19/09/18:
Bangladesh v Afghanistan
Referee: Andy Pycroft
Umpires: Rod Tucker & Nitin Menon
3rd Umpire: Shaun George

Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 26 Sep 2018 19:04
India v West Indies test series l

Referee - Chris Broad (England)

TM1: Ian Gould (England) & Nigel Llong (England); TV - Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
TM2: Ian Gould (England) & Bruce Oxenford (Australia); TV - Nigel Llong (England)

Pakistan v Australia test series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

TM1: Richard Illingworth (England) & Richard Kettleborough (England); TV - S Ravi (India)
TM2: Richard Illingworth (England) & S Rvai (India); TV - Richard Kettleborough (England)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:33
Sri Lanka v England

ODI Series:
1st ODI: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Paul Reiffel (Australia)
2nd ODI: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
3rd ODI: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Raveendra Wimalasiri (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Paul Reiffel (Australia)
4th ODI: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
5th ODI: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Paul Reiffel (Australia)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)

Only T20I
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz & Raveendra Wimalasirir (Sri Lanka)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)

Test Series:
1st Test: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa), 3rd Umpire- S Ravi (India)
2nd Test: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & S Ravi (India), 3rd Umpire- Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
3rd Test: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & S Ravi (India), 3rd Umpire- Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:42
India v West Indies ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Paul Wilson (Australia) & Ian Gould (England)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)

Pakistan v New Zealand

ODI Series: Joel Wilson (Windies) & Nigel Llong (England)
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (India)

Test Match Series: Bruce Oxenford (Australia), Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Ian Gould (England)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

ODI Series: Rod Tucker (Australia) & Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

Test Match Series: Richard Kettleborough (England), Rod Tucker (Australia) & Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Australia v South Africa ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Michael Gough (England)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Wed 21 Nov 2018 16:34
Australia v India

1st Test: Nigel Llong(England) & Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
2nd Test: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand), 3rd Umpire-Nigel Llong (England)
3rd Test: Ian Gould (England) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa), 3rd Umpire-Richard Kettleborough (England)
4th Test: Ian Gould (England) & Richard Kettleborough (England), 3rd Umpire-Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka) Tests 1 & 2, Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe) Test 3 & 4

ODI Series: Michael Gough & Richard Kettleborough (Both England)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft ( Zimbabwe)

Bangladesh v West Indies

1st test: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Richard Illingworth (England), 3rd umpire-Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)
2nd test: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka) & Aleem Dar (Pakistan), 3rd umpire-Richard Illingworth (England)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

ODI Series: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka) & Richard Illingworth (England)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

1st test: Michael Gough (England) & Rod Tucker (Australia), 3rd Umpire-Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
2nd test: Michael Gough (England) & Aleem Dar (Pakistan), 3rd Umpire-Rod Tucker (Australia)

ODI Series: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)

South Africa v Pakistan

1st test: S Ravi (India) & Bruce Oxenford (Australia), 3rd Umpire-Joel Wison (Windies)
2nd test: Joel Wilson (Windies) & Bruce Oxenford (Australia), 3rd Umpire-S Ravi (India)
3rd test: Joel Wilson (Windies) & S Ravi (India), 3rd Umpire-Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

ODI Series: Gregory Brathwaite (Windies) & Paul Reiffel (Australia)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 23 Nov 2018 17:15
Congratulations to Ruchira Palliyaguruge on making his test debut. Itís been clear for some time that the ICC rate him as an official. Also really good to see Wilson and Gough given further tests - 2 candidates for the elite panel should there be any changes after the World Cup!!

As a separate issue, condolences to David Boon whose mother passed away whilst he was refereeing the 1st test between Bangladesh and West Indies.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 03 Jan 2019 18:03
Unfortunately Paul Reiffel is unable to take up his appointment for NZ v SL due to the recent passing of his father. Condolences to Paul and his family.

His replacement for the series is fellow Australian Paul Wilson
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 14 Jan 2019 12:20
Windies v England

1st test: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & Rod Tucker (Australia), 3rd Umpire-Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
2nd test: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Rod Tucker (Australia)
3rd test: Rod Tucker (Australia) & Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

1st ODI: Paul Wilson (Australia) & Leslie Reifer (Windies)
2nd ODI: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) & Gregory Brathwaite (Windies)
3rd ODI: Paul Wilson (Australia) & Nigel Duguid (Windies)
4th ODI: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) & Gregory Brathwaite (Windies)
5th ODI: Paul Wilson (Australia) & Nigel Duguid (Windies)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

1st T20I: Gregory Brathwaite & Nigel Duguid (Both Windies)
2nd T20I: Gregory Brathwaite & Leslie Reifer (Both Windies)
3rd T20I: Nigel Duguid & Leslie Reifer (Both Windies)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 14 Jan 2019 12:23
Australia v Sri Lanka

1st test: Richard Illingworth (England) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa), 3rd Umpire-Michael Gough(England)
2nd test: Michael Gough (England) & Richard Illingworth (England), 3rd Umpire-Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (India)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 20 Jan 2019 13:30
New Zealand v India ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Shaun George (South Africa) & Nigel Llong (England)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Thu 31 Jan 2019 20:23
Terrible pitch produced by the WIndies at Antigua for the second test.

You can hardly make out what is wicket and what is the outfield!! If some of the counties in England and Wales produced a minefield like this they'd be fined pretty heavily.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 12 Feb 2019 22:20
New Zealand v Bangladesh

ODI Series: S Ravi (India) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Match Referee: Steve Bernard (Australia)

Test Series

1st test: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Nigel Llong (England), 3rd Umpire-Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)
2nd test: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Nigel Llong (England)
3rd test: Nigel Llong (England) & Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka), 3rd Umpire-Paul Reiffel (Australia)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

South Africa v Sri Lanka

Test series

1st test: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Richard Kettleborough (England), 3rd Umpire-Ian Gould (England)
2nd test: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Ian Gould (England), 3rd Umpire-Richard Kettleborough (England)

ODI Series: Richard Kettleborough (England) & S Ravi (India)

Match Referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 20 Feb 2019 14:55
Aleem Dar (Pakistan) has replaced S Ravi as on field official during the South Africa v Sri Lanka series.

Afghanistan v Ireland
Match referee (all formats) - Javagal Srinath (India)

Umpires - S Ravi (India - ODIs and Test); Richard Illingworth (England - Test only)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 24 Feb 2019 17:51
India v Australia

Match referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

T20 series:

1 - Nitin Menon (India) and Chettihody Shamshuddin (India)
2 - Anil Chaudhary (India) and CK Nandan (India)

ODI series:

1 - Joel Wilson (West Indies) and Nitin Menon (India)
2 - Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Nitin Menon (India)
3 - Joel Wilson (West Indies) and Chettihody Shamshuddin (India)
4 - Kumar Dharmasena and Anil Chaudhary (India)
5 - Joel Wilson (West Indies) and CK Nandan (India)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Wollongong Ref on Sun 24 Feb 2019 21:20
Kumar Dharmasena really. He is the most over rated umpire. Surely there was another option.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: reflector on Mon 25 Feb 2019 11:25
Kumar Dharmasena really. He is the most over rated umpire. Surely there was another option.
And probably the most used I would think.  His name seems to crop up in almost every series.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Mon 25 Feb 2019 12:04
Kumar Dharmasena really. He is the most over rated umpire. Surely there was another option.
And probably the most used I would think.  His name seems to crop up in almost every series.


I still maintain the best umpires should be used regardless of nationality. DRS removes any hint of bias whatsoever. Iíd rather have the excellent Kettleborough over the dross from the sub continent.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 23 Mar 2019 09:12
Pakistan v Australia ODI series

Match referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Neutral umpires - Michael Gough (England) & Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 24 Mar 2019 08:59
East Asia Pacific ICC World T20 regional qualifier

Played in Papua New Guinea from 20th - 24th March (all matches are T20 Internationals)

Match referee - Steve Bernard (Australia)

Umpires - Simon Fry (Australia); Alu Kapa (Papua New Guinea); Tabarak Dar (Hong Kong); Kalidas Viswanadan (Malaysia)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 10 Apr 2019 11:04
Zimbabwe v UAE - ODI series

Match referee - Steve Bernard (Australia)

1: Shaun George (SA) & Langton Rusere (Zim)
2: Shaun George (SA) & Iknow Chabi (Zim)
3: Shaun George (SA) & Langton Rusere (Zim)
4: Shaun George (SA) & ZC
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 14 Apr 2019 19:59
The match officials have been announced for the upcoming ICC world cricket league division 2 tournament to be held in Namibia between 20th and 27th April. It is a viral tournament as the top 4 teams will be awarded ODI status, and the finishing positions will determine which pathway each team will have to take to qualify for the 2023 World Cup


Tournament referee - Gerhardus Pineaar (South Africa)

Umpire mentor - Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe)

Umpires:

Claude Thorburn (Namibia)
David Odhiambo (Kenya)
Ravi Amhara (Botswana)
Tabarak Dar (Hong Kong)
Huub Jansen (Netherlands)
Allan Haggo (Scotland)
Claire Polosak (Australia)
Alex Dowdalls (Scotland)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 20 Apr 2019 12:01
ICC World Cricket League Division 2

20th April 2019

Canada v Hong Kong - Claire Polosak (Aus) & Claude Thorburn (Nam)

Papua New Guinea v Namibia - Huub Jansen (Ned) & David Odhiambo (Ken)

USA v Oman - Alex Dowdalls (Sco) & Tabarak Dar (HK)

21st April 2019

Oman v Canada - David Odhiambo (Ken) & Claude Thorburn (Nam)

Hong Kong v Papua New Guinea - Allan Haggo (Sco) & Ravi Angara (Bots)

USA v Namibia - Claire Polosak (Aus) & Tabarak Dar (HK)

23rd April 2019

Hong Kong v Oman - Huub Jansen (Ned) & Claude Thorburn (Nam)

Papua New Guinea v USA - Alex Dowdalls (Sco) & Tabarak Dar (HK)

Namibia v Canada - Allan Haggo (Sco) & Ravi Angara (Bots)

24th April 2019

Papua New Guinea v Canada - Huub Jansen (Ned) & Ravi Angara (Bots)

Namibia v Oman - Alex Dowdalls (Sco) & Allan Haggo (Sco)

USA v Hong Kong - Claire Polosak (Aus) & David Odhiambo  (Ken)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 25 Apr 2019 10:13
Ireland v England ODI

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & Cricket Ireland Appointee, TV Umpire-Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (West Indies)

England v Pakistan ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (West Indies)

Ireland, West Indies & Bangladesh Tri Series

Neutral Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Richard Kettleborough (England)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 26 Apr 2019 16:48
Should the weather be kind, Aleem Dar will officiate his 200th ODI in the second match of the tri series at Clontarf
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Fri 26 Apr 2019 20:45
Bloody Dharmasema again?!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 27 Apr 2019 10:11
Congratulations to Claire Polosak from Australia who has today became the first female umpire to officiate a menís ODI!

Namibia v Oman - Claire Polosak and David Odhiambo

USA v Papua New Guinea - Huub Jansen and Claude Thorburn
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 05 May 2019 14:31
England vs Pakistan Only T20I

Umpires: Michael Gough (England) & Alex Wharf (England)
TV Umpire: Tim Robinson (England)
Reserve Umpire: Rob Bailey (England)
Match Referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 07 May 2019 10:15
England v Pakistan ODI Series (With ECB Umpires)

1st ODI: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Rob Bailey (England)
2nd ODI: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & Tim Robinson (England)
3rd ODI: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Michael Gough (England)
4th ODI: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & Alex Wharf (England)
5th ODI: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Michael Gough (England)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: JDF on Fri 10 May 2019 10:25
Scotland v Afghanistan ODI Series

Match Referee - Ranjan Madugalle
Neutral Umpire - Kumar Dharmasena
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 21 Jul 2019 12:11
England v Ireland Only Test

1st test: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka) & Aleem Dar (Pakistan), 3rd Umpire-Paul Wilson (Australia)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Nitin Menon (India) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee: Chris Broad (England)

West Indies v India

ODI Series
Neutral Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (South Africa) & Nigel Lllong (England)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Test Series
1st test: Rod Tucker (Australia) & Richard Kettleborough (England), 3rd umpire- Paul Reiffel (Australia)
2nd test: Richard Kettleborough (England) & Paul Reiffel (Australia), 3rd umpire-Rod Tucker (Australia)
Match referee: David Boon (Australia)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 21 Jul 2019 17:32
A clear indication that Nitin Menon and Langton Rusere are the next officials to be looked at by the ICC as they start monitoring the selection process for the 2023 world cup! And some good news for Zimbabwean cricket after what has been a pretty awful week for them!

Also, good appointment for Ruchira Palliyaguruge to stand in only his 3rd Test Match at Lord's!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 30 Jul 2019 11:39
With Adrian Holdstock replacing Langton Rusere, itís clear the icc are taking Zimbabweís situation seriously. I feel for Langton as his career shouldnít be affected by things outside of his control
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 03 Aug 2019 10:36
In line with the changes for the West Indies v India series, the ICC website is now showing Zimbabwe as having no international panel umpires!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 13 Aug 2019 20:31
Sri Lanka v New Zealand

1st: Richard Illingworth (England) & Michael Gough (England), 3rd umpire-Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
2nd test: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) & Michael Gough (England), 3rd umpire-Richard Illingworth (England)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 26 Aug 2019 14:31
Bangladesh v Afghanistan Only Test

Umpires: Nigel Llong (England) & Paul Wilson (Australia), TV Umpire-Nitin Menon (India)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)

Test match debut for Paul Wilson. Congratulations to Paul!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 30 Aug 2019 13:39
Congratulations to Wilson on his Test Match debut, hopefully he'll have a successful match.

Also interesting to note Nitin Menon as TV Umpire. A clear indication that the ICC are looking at him for the future!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sat 07 Sep 2019 10:55
India v South Africa Test Series

1st test: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand) & Richard Illingworth (England), TV Umpire-Nigel Llong (England)
2nd test: Nigel Llong (England) & Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand), TV Umpire-Richard Illingworth (England)
3rd test: Richard Illingworth (England) & Nigel Llong (England), TV Umpire-Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 07 Sep 2019 11:00
Several news sources in India this week have reported that Nitin Menon will make his on-field test debut in November for the Afghanistan-West Indies match played in Dehradun. These sources are usually accurate on umpiring news but seems strange that he would debut before Shaun George or Gregory Brathwaite given recent appointments. I wonder if test debuts may be found for them also? Possibly New Zealand v England since it isnít forming part of the Test Championship?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 14 Sep 2019 09:50
ICC world cricket league 2
Friday 13th September 2019

USA v Papua New Guinea
Referee - David Jukes (England)
Umpires - Jacqueline Williams (West Indies) & Sameer Bandekar (USA)

Another landmark appointment in international cricket, with Jacqueline Williams becoming the second female to umpire a menís ODI match.

Also, interesting that Bandekar stood in his second ODI, 17 years after making his debut!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 29 Sep 2019 20:34
Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODI series

Referee - David Boon (Australia)
Neutral umpires - Joel Wilson (West Indies) & Michael Gough (England)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 27 Oct 2019 09:37
Australia v Sri Lanka T20I Series

Referee - Javagal Srinath (India)

1 (Adelaide): Gerard Abood (Australia) and Paul Wilson (Australia)

2 (Brisbane): Gerard Abood (Australia) and Paul Wilson (Australia)

3 (MCG): Shawn Craig (Australia) and Paul Wilson (Australia)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 30 Oct 2019 18:57
New Zealand v England

T20I Series:

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

1: Shaun Haig (New Zealand) and Wayne Knights (New Zealand); TV: Ash Mehrotra (New Zealand)
2: TBC
3: TBC
4: TBC
5: TBC

Test Series:

Referee - Javagal Srinath (India)

1: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & Bruce Oxenford (Australia); TV: Paul Wilson (Australia)
2: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & Paul Wilson (Australia);TV: Bruce Oxenford (Australia)

Australia v Pakistan

T20I Series

Referee - Javagal Srinath (India)

1: Gerard Abood (Australia) & Paul Wilson (Australia); TV: Shawn Craig (Australia)
2: Gerard Abood (Australia) & Shawn Craig (Australia); TV: Paul Wilson (Australia)
3: Sam Nogajski (Australia) & Paul Wilson (Australia); TV: Gerard Abood (Australia)

Test Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

1: Richard Kettleborough (England) & Richard Illingworth (England); TV: Michael Gough (England)
2: Richard Illingworth (England) & Michael Gough (England); TV: Richard Kettleborough (England)

India v Bangladesh

T20I Series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: CK Nandan (India) & Nitin Menon (India); TV: Chettihody Shamshuddin (India)
2: Chettihody Shamshuddin (India) & Nitin Menon (India); TV: Anil Chaudhary (India)
3: Anil Chaudhary (India) & CK Nandan (India); TV: Nitin Menon (India)

Test Series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Joel Wilson (West Indies); TV: Rod Tucker (Australia)
2: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Rod Tucker (Australia); TV: Joel Wilson (West Indies)

Afghanistan v West Indies (Played in India)

ODI Series

Referee - Chris Broad (England)

1: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & ACB; TV: ACB
2: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & ACB; TV: ACB
3: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & ACB; TV: ACB

T20I Series

Referee - Chris Broad (England)

1: ACB & ACB; TV: ACB
2: ACB & ACB; TV: ACB
3: ACB & ACB; TV: ACB

Test Series

Referee - Chris Broad (England)

Only test: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Nitin Menon (India); TV: - ACB



As reported in the India press, Nitin Menon makes his Test Match debut. Congratulations to him - he has obviously overtaken Shaun George and Gregory Brathwaite in the ICC's forward planning!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Wed 04 Dec 2019 13:37
Inida v West Indies ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Shaun George (South Africa) & Rod Tucker (Australia)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

Pakistan V Sri Lanka Test Series

1st test: Michael Gough & Richard Illingworth, TV umpire-Richard Kettleborough (All England)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

2nd test: Joel Wilson (Windies) & Bruce Oxenford (Australia), TV umpire-Gregory Brathwaite (Windies)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Australia v New Zealand Test Series
1st test: Nigel Llong (England) & Aleem Dar (Pakistan), TV umpire-Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
2nd test: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Nigel Llong (England), TV umpire-Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
3rd test: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa), TV umpire-Nigel Llong (England)
Match referee: Sir Richie Richardson (Windies)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ajb95 on Thu 05 Dec 2019 16:48
Any news on South Africa v England?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 05 Dec 2019 18:15
Any news on South Africa v England?

They are not on the ICC website, but my reckoning only Dharmasena, Gaffaney and Reiffel out of the Elite Panel will be available for the 1st test.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 05 Dec 2019 18:49
Congratulations to Aleem Dar, as the first test of the Australia v New Zealand series will see him get the record for number of test matches umpired outright.

As for South Africa v England, the four mentioned are a possibility, but I wouldn't rule out Oxenford and Wilson travelling straight from Pakistan. Also there's a decent chance either Palliyaguruge or Paul Wilson could support.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 05 Dec 2019 20:44
I wouldn't put it past the ICC to appoint Oxenford and Wilson after such a short turn around between series. They would be crazy to do so in my opinion and risk burning out umpires if they do that.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ump101 on Fri 06 Dec 2019 18:43
Dharmasena has umpired the last 4 England tests - surely England are due a break.

Tucker could also be a possible, but I wonder whether we will see Dharmasena, Reiffel and Gaffaney for the 1st 2 games, and iíll go for Wilson, Braithwaite and Oxenford for the last 2.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ump101 on Fri 06 Dec 2019 18:46
In fact, the last 6 tests that Dharmasena has umpired have involved England. Maybe he is due a break from England.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ump101 on Tue 24 Dec 2019 16:38
According to Eurosport:

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/cricket/cricket-south-africa-v-england-first-test_sto7587804/story.shtml

Dharmasena and Gaffaney are in the middle, with Reiffel on TV duties for the Eng - SA Boxing Day test.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ump101 on Thu 26 Dec 2019 08:03
England vs SA (ICC appointments)

Centurian: Reiffel & Gaffaney (TV: Dharmasena)
Newlands: Reiffel & Dharmasena (TV: Gaffaney)
Port Elizabeth: Tucker & Oxenford (TV: J Wilson)
Wanderers: J Wilson & Oxenford (TV: Tucker)

ODIís : Braithwaite & Dar
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Thu 26 Dec 2019 09:20
Joel Wilson is a walking disaster area when he on the field....
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 04 Jan 2020 12:29
Could somebody please inform me if Iíve mossed a law change - can a ball only be a no ball if a wicket falls?

Very poor from Ďeliteí officials in the current climate, but especially shocking in this match that numerous blatant no balls have been failed to be called. Either the icc needs to ensure the tv umpire takes this responsibility or they need to make their officials do their jobs correctly!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 05 Jan 2020 12:00
ICC World Cricket League Division 2 - Oman

Match referee - Muhammad Javed (Pakistan)

5/1/20 Oman v UAE - Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka) & Rahul Asher (Oman)
6/1/20 UAE v Namibia Rahul Asher (Oman) & Vinod Babu (Oman)
8/1/20 Oman v Namibia - Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka) & Hari Krishna (Oman)
9/1/20 UAE v Namibia - Rahul Asher (Oman) & Hari Krishner (Oman)
11/1/20 Oman v UAE - Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka) & Vinod Babu (Oman)
12/1/20 Oman v Namibia - Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka) & Rahul Asher (Oman)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 05 Jan 2020 16:49
India v Sri Lanka T20I series

Referee - David Boon (Australia)

1: Nitin Menon (India) & Anil Chaudhary (India); TV - Chettihody Shamshuddin (India)
2: Anil Chaudhary (India) & Chettihody Shamshuddin (India); TV - Nitin Menon (India(
3: Nitin Menon (India) & Virender Sharma (India); TV - Anil Chaudhary (India)

West Indies v Ireland ODI series

Referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

1: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka) & Joel Wilson (West Indies); TV - Richard Illingworth (England)
2: Richard Illingworth (England) & Joel Wilson (West Indies); TV - Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)
3: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sr Lanka) & Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies); TV - Richard Illingworth (England)

West Indies v Ireland - T20I series

Referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

1: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies) & Patrick Gustard (West Indies); TV - Jacqueline Williams (West Indies)
2: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies) & Patrick Gustard (West Indies); TV - Jacqueline Williams (West Indies)
3: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies) & Patrick Gustard (West Indies); TV - Jacqueline Williams (West Indies)

India v Australia - ODI series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: Michael Gough (England) & Chettihody Shamshuddin (India); TV - Ricahrd Kettleborough (England)
2: Richard Kettleborough (England) & Virrender Sharma (India); TV - Michal Gough (England)
3: Michael Gough (England) & Chettihody Shamshuddin (India); TV - Richard Kettleborough (England)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 18 Jan 2020 19:18
Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka - Test Series

Referee - Javagal Srinath (India)

1: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Nitin Menon (India); TV - Shaun George (South Africa)
2: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Nitin Menon; TV - Shaun George (South Africa)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 19 Jan 2020 17:58
Pakistan v Bangladesh - T20I Series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) & Shozab Raza (Pakistan); TV - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)
2: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) & Shozab Raza (Pakistan); TV - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)
3: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) & Shozab Raza (Pakistan); TV - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)

New Zealand v India

T20I Series

Referee - Chris Broad (England)

1: Chris Brown (New Zealand) & Shaun Haig (New Zealand); TV - Ashley Moratora (New Zealand)
2: Chris Brown (New Zealand) & Shaun Haig (New Zealand); TV - Ashley Moratora (New Zealand)
3: Chris Brown (New Zealand) & Shaun Haig (New Zealand); TV - Kim Cotton (New Zealand)
4: Chris Brown (New Zealand) & Shaun Haig (New Zealand); TV - Ashley Moratora (New Zealand)
5: Chris Brown (New Zealand) & Shaun Haig (New Zealand); TV - Ashley Moratora (New Zealand)

ODI Series

Referee - Chris Broad (England)

1: Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe) & Shaun Haig (New Zealand); TV - Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
2: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) & Chris Brown (New Zealand); TV - Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe)
3: Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe) & Chris Brown (New Zealand); TV - Bruce Oxenford (Australia)

Test Series:

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Richard Kettleborough (England); TV - Michael Gough (England)
2: Richard Kettleborough (England) & Michael Gough (England); TV - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)


Incidentally, if all games go ahead as scheduled, Ahsan Raza will become the first official to stand in 50 T20 Internationals when he takes to the field during the 3rd T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 24 Jan 2020 11:24
Bruce Oxenford has injured his back, so Rod Tucker is on-field for the 4th test between South Africa & England. I assume Oxenford is now the TV umpire for the match.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 29 Jan 2020 20:42
South Africa v England ODI Series

Match Referee - David Boon (Australia)

1: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies) & Shaun George (South Africa); TV - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
2: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) & Allahudien Paleker (South Africa); TV - Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies)
3: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies) & Shaun George (South Africa); TV - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 04 Feb 2020 15:34
South Africa v England T20 Series

1st T20: Adrian Holdstock & Bongani Jele, TV Umpire-Allahudien Paleker (All South Africa)
2nd T20: Allahudien Paleker & Bongani Jele, TV Umpire-Adrian Holdstock (All South Africa)
3rd T20: Adrian Holdstock & Allahudien Paleker, TV Umpire-Bongani Jele (All South Africa)

Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 04 Feb 2020 19:52
Those appointments suggest Shaun George will be heading away for a series for the duration of the T20 series - Sri Lanka v West Indies ODIs would be my bet!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 04 Feb 2020 19:56
2020 Nepal Tri Series - World Cup Qualification

Match Referee - Neeyamur Rashid Rahul (Bangladesh)

5/2/20 - Nepal v Oman
Umpires: Chettihody Shamshuddon (India) & Buddhi Pradhan (Nepal)

6/2/20 - Oman v USA
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nepal) & Durga Nath Subedi (Nepal)

8/2/20 - Nepal v USA
Umpires: Chettihody Shamshuddin (India) & Buddhi Pradhan (Nepal)

9/2/20 - Nepal v Oman
Umpires: Chettihody Shamshuddin (India) & Durga Nath Subedi (Nepal)

11/2/20 - USA v Oman
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nepal) & Durga Nath Subedi (Nepal)

12/2/20 - Nepal v USA
Umpires: Chettihody Shamshuddin (India) & Durga Nath Subedi (Nepal)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 04 Feb 2020 19:58
Pakistan v Bangladesh Test Series

Match Referee - Richie Richardson

1: Nigel Llong (England) & Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand); TV Umpire - Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 18 Feb 2020 15:16
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Test Match

Referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
Umpires - Joel Wilson (West Indies) & Paul Reiffel(Australia)
TV Umpire - Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

South Africa v Australia

T20I Series

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

1: Adrian Holdstock (South Africa) & Allahudien Paleker (South Africa); TV -Bongani Jele (South Africa)
2: Bongani Jele (South Africa) & Allahudien Paleker (South Africa); TV - Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)
3: Adrian Holdstock (South Africa) & Bongani Jele (South Africa); TV - Allahudien Paleker (South Africa)

ODI Series

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

1: Nigel Llong (England) & Adrian Holdstock (South Africa); TV - Richard Illingworth (England)
2: Richard Illingworth (England) & Bongani Jele (South Africa); TV - Nigel Llong (England)
3: Richard Illingworth (England) & Adrian Holdstock (South Africa); TV - Nigel Llong (England)

Sri Lanka v West Indies

ODI Series

Referee - Javagal Srinath (India)

1: Paul Wilson (Australia) & Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka); TV - Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
2: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka); TV - Paul Wilson (Australia)
3: Paul Wilson (Australia) & Raveendra Wimalasiri (Sri Lanka); TV - Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

T20I Series

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

1: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka) & Prageeth Rambukwella (Sri Lanka); TV - Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka)
2: Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka) & Raveendra Wimalasiri (Sri Lanka); TV - Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 08 Mar 2020 16:39
Australia v New Zealand ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Richard Illingworth (England)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

India v South Africa ODI Series

Neutral Umpires: Joel Wilson (Windies) & Richard Kettleborough (England)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (Windies)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Mon 09 Mar 2020 21:45
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - limited overs series

ODI Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

1: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & Masudur Rahman (Bangladesh); TV - Paul Reiffel (Australia)
2: Paul Reiffel (Australia) & Masudur Rahman (Bangladesh); TV - Kumar Dharmasnea (Sri Lanka)
3: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh); TV - Paul Reiffel (Australia)

T20I Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

1: Tanvir Ahmed (Bangladesh) & Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh); TV - Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh)
2: Masudur Rahman (Bangladesh) & Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh); TV - Tanvir Ahmed (Bangladesh)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Acme Thunderer on Mon 18 May 2020 08:46
Article in today's Times with the headline 'Covid will end neutral umpiring but really DRS did that long ago'. This move, if adopted, would obviate the need for elite umpires to travel vast distances in these times of travel difficulties, but it is expected that such a move could become permanent. I assume the umpire operating DRS would still need to be neutral.   
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Mon 18 May 2020 16:44
Well I must say that this does not really surprise me and certainly wouldnít if it came in as policy. However, I can imagine the reaction of all the umpires having their perks of seeing the world withdrawn not being overly pleased!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: RCG on Mon 18 May 2020 18:22
And what happens with those nations who do not have Elite umpires? Or even those with a small number? Do they umpire every home test match?
Guessing in England they go back to the county circuit, stepping out for the international appointments.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Mon 18 May 2020 20:21
I see your point, but I canít imagine this being a long-term measure. By the time international cricket is back to any sort of capacity I would imagine travel bans will be much lifted to allow for travel - otherwise, certain nations will have to give some umpires test debuts:

Australia - already have Oxenford, Reiffel and Tucker (plus Paul Wilson)
Bangladesh - no current test umpire (sharfuddoula? Not sure who else!)
England - Gough, Illingworth, Kettleborough and Llong
India - Nitin Menon has already officiated tests. Maybe recall S Ravi?
New Zealand - only Gaffaney (debuts for Chris Brown and/or Wayne Knights)
Pakistan - already have Dar. Ahsan Raza seems experiences enough for debut, plus womenís world t20 final shows ICC trust him
South Africa - only have Erasmus (Shaun George most likely to debut)
Sri Lanka - already have Dharmasena plus Palliyaguruge has TM experience
West Indies - only have Wilson, but Brathwaite would be experienced enough for a TM

Other than that, canít see Afghanistan, Ireland or Zimbabwe taking on the expense at hosting a test at this time!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: AFAref on Mon 18 May 2020 23:19

New Zealand - only Gaffaney (debuts for Chris Brown and/or Wayne Knights)


Or maybe a recall for Brent Bowden
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Tue 19 May 2020 07:03

New Zealand - only Gaffaney (debuts for Chris Brown and/or Wayne Knights)


Or maybe a recall for Brent Bowden

Or even Billy    ;)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Tue 19 May 2020 12:02
Wilson from West Indies should be no where near the elite panel IMO.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TVOS on Tue 19 May 2020 16:59

New Zealand - only Gaffaney (debuts for Chris Brown and/or Wayne Knights)


Or maybe a recall for Brent Bowden



Or even Billy    ;)


'Brent' is his actual name.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 03 Jul 2020 19:47
As reported on another thread, appointments now confirmed by the ICC:

England v West Indies Test Series

1: Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough; TV - Michael Gough; Fourth Umpire - Alex Wharf
2: Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth; TV - Richard Kettleborough; Fourth Umpire - Aelx Wharf
3: Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough; TV - Richard Illingworth; Fourth Umpire - David Millns
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 09 Jul 2020 16:46
Illingworth and Kettleborough not doing the calls for permanent non-neutral umpires any favors today, with 4 decisions being overturned. 3 for Kettleborough and 1 for Illingworth.

Incidentally all 4 decisions originally went against the West Indies.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ajb95 on Thu 09 Jul 2020 16:50
Illingworth and Kettleborough not doing the calls for permanent non-neutral umpires any favors today, with 4 decisions being overturned. 3 for Kettleborough and 1 for Illingworth.

Incidentally all 4 decisions originally went against the West Indies.

Yep both having a terrible game. Two of kettleboroughs LBWís were plumb. Reluctant to give it out against home team??
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: SuffolkRef on Thu 09 Jul 2020 18:47
Illingworth and Kettleborough not doing the calls for permanent non-neutral umpires any favors today, with 4 decisions being overturned. 3 for Kettleborough and 1 for Illingworth.

Incidentally all 4 decisions originally went against the West Indies.

I thought it was two each as Illingworth certainly had two overturned.  An umpire's call went in the favour of England as well yesterday.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 09 Jul 2020 19:17
Illingworth and Kettleborough not doing the calls for permanent non-neutral umpires any favors today, with 4 decisions being overturned. 3 for Kettleborough and 1 for Illingworth.

Incidentally all 4 decisions originally went against the West Indies.

I thought it was two each as Illingworth certainly had two overturned.  An umpire's call went in the favour of England as well yesterday.

At the time of posting, Illingworth had only one decision overturned. Yes, he did have another one overturned later on; again original decision went against the West Indies.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 09 Jul 2020 19:48
I wonder if the ICC might consider reversing the neutral umpire decision - surely it makes little difference in a bio secure environment as even English umpires surely wonít be allowed to leave!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Fri 10 Jul 2020 19:22
Atrocious umpiring again today. A clear as mud LBW not given by Illingworth which was dead eyed straight on middle stump.

These two are having an absolute nightmare..  I would have loved to have heard the late Bob Willis pouring his thoughts out on the standard of umpiring from these two!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Sat 11 Jul 2020 10:30
They have not been great but:
i) The cricket world is not hyper-ventalating over this.  The accepted view is that DRS has corrected the errors and we move on with the game.  Compare with football.
ii) The umpires have not properly worked for a very long time.  How good were any of us in the first pre-season friendly of the season?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Hendo on Sun 12 Jul 2020 21:07
Well has to said a bit of a mare for both Illingworth and Kettleborough especially. Both have another Test each, standing with Michael Gough. Must admit I rate Gough highly (thatís probably put the curse of death on him!)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Mon 13 Jul 2020 07:04
For every test match three Elite level umpires are appointed.  Two of them stand for the entire game, a five-day stint of (usually) seven and a half hours a day.  The other one sits in a comfy chair and gets involved when required.

Would it not be more efficient to do each day what is actually happening for each test match during the current England .v. West Indies series?

By that, I mean that Messrs Illingworth, Kettleborough and Gough are standing in two matches and working the TV replays in the other.  How about they stand in two sessions per day and work the TV replays in the other?  It might make for less fatigue and better decision making.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Hendo on Tue 21 Jul 2020 08:34
From what I saw both Illingworth and Gough had much better games than Illingworth and Kettleborogh in the 1st Test. Would that be a fair assumption?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: greeny on Tue 21 Jul 2020 10:30
Illingworth had a few questionable decisions - there was one towards the end yesterday where he gave a WI batsman out caught, but it had hit the pad and was nowhere near the bat and glove.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 23 Jul 2020 10:32
England v Ireland ODI series (played at the Ageas Bowl)

Referee - Phil Whitticase (England)

1: Alex Wharf and Mike Burns, TV: Martin Saggers, Reserve: David Milns
2: Alex Wharf and David Millns, TV: Mike Burns, Reserve: Martin Saggers
3: David Millns and Martin Saggers, TV: Alex Wharf, Reserve: Mike Burns

So, weather permitting, it will be a debut for all three of Englandís new International Panel members. Not the start to the international career that they wouldíve hoped for, but hereís hoping they go well!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ex-ref on Sun 26 Jul 2020 23:49
Alex Wharf made his ODI umpiring debut at Cardiff, England v Australia, in June 2018

he has umpired 3 x ODIs & 10 T20Is

Made his ODI debut for England in 2004 v India taking the wickets of Ganguly, Laxman and Dravid to win the MOM, he played 12 other ODIs
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Mon 27 Jul 2020 11:07
Alex Wharf made his ODI umpiring debut at Cardiff, England v Australia, in June 2018

he has umpired 3 x ODIs & 10 T20Is

Made his ODI debut for England in 2004 v India taking the wickets of Ganguly, Laxman and Dravid to win the MOM, he played 12 other ODIs

Is this in reply to my comment about 3 International Panel members making their debuts in the ODI series? If so, I am referring to David Millns, Mike Burns and Martin Saggers, who were brought onto the panel for 2020 to replace the promoted Michael Gough and the outgoing Rob Bailey and Tim Robinson.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ex-ref on Mon 27 Jul 2020 18:26
I was adding information to your post highlighting that Alex Wharf has already enjoyed umpiring at International level and had played at that level.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Mon 27 Jul 2020 19:26
My apologies ex-ref - itís great to see members contributing to the cricket section!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ex-ref on Mon 27 Jul 2020 21:59
No apology needed....pity there is not more conversation around cricket
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Wed 29 Jul 2020 15:46
I assume the same Umpires will be used for the Pakistan Test Series next week, given that our International Panel Umpires (Messrs. Wharf, Saggers etc.) are all busy in Southampton until then.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 29 Jul 2020 15:54
I would imagine so - can't see any of our International Panel members being given a test debut at this stage!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ex-ref on Wed 29 Jul 2020 22:57
I, too, am presuming the same 3 umpires will be used. I'm interested in seeing who is 4th umpire for the first match as the 4 International Panel umpires are in Southampton the day before.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Thu 30 Jul 2020 08:01
I, too, am presuming the same 3 umpires will be used. I'm interested in seeing who is 4th umpire for the first match as the 4 International Panel umpires are in Southampton the day before.

Yes, I can't see any of them travelling from Southampton to Manchester overnight and I would imagine they'll have to join some sort of "bubble"?. I wonder if they'll use a very experienced ECB Umpire, e.g. Rob Bailey, Neil Hartley.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Thu 30 Jul 2020 08:57
I, too, am presuming the same 3 umpires will be used. I'm interested in seeing who is 4th umpire for the first match as the 4 International Panel umpires are in Southampton the day before.

Yes, I can't see any of them travelling from Southampton to Manchester overnight and I would imagine they'll have to join some sort of "bubble"?. I wonder if they'll use a very experienced ECB Umpire, e.g. Rob Bailey, Neil Hartley.

Whoís Neil Hartley? I assume you mean Peter Hartley!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: umpy on Thu 30 Jul 2020 13:19
I believe Steve OíShaughnessy will be 4th Umpire for the 1st Test v Pakistan.
Martin Saggers and Mike Burns to be 4th for one Test each at the Ageas Bowl.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Thu 30 Jul 2020 14:04
I, too, am presuming the same 3 umpires will be used. I'm interested in seeing who is 4th umpire for the first match as the 4 International Panel umpires are in Southampton the day before.

Yes, I can't see any of them travelling from Southampton to Manchester overnight and I would imagine they'll have to join some sort of "bubble"?. I wonder if they'll use a very experienced ECB Umpire, e.g. Rob Bailey, Neil Hartley.

Whoís Neil Hartley? I assume you mean Peter Hartley!

Yes, indeed. I meant Peter Hartley. Dementia setting in, I think.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ex-ref on Thu 30 Jul 2020 23:07
Neil Hartley was a capable all-rounder who played for Yorkshire late 70s into 80s.

Peter Hartley played for Yorkshire in mid 80s, they might have played together at some time.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Fri 31 Jul 2020 08:19
Neil Hartley was a capable all-rounder who played for Yorkshire late 70s into 80s.

Peter Hartley played for Yorkshire in mid 80s, they might have played together at some time.

Yes, I remember them both in their playing days and that's where I got confused. I'm getting old!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 04 Aug 2020 12:00
According to the Wikipedia page for the series:

England v Pakistan Test Series

Referee - Chris Broad

1: Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough; TV: Michael Gough
2: Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough; TV: Richard Illingworth
3: Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth; TV: Richard Kettleborough
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Tue 04 Aug 2020 17:52
According to the Wikipedia page for the series:

England v Pakistan Test Series

Referee - Chris Broad

1: Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough; TV: Michael Gough
2: Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough; TV: Richard Illingworth
3: Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth; TV: Richard Kettleborough

The Reserve Umpires are as follows (Source: ESPN CricInfo)

1. Steve O'Shaughnessy
2. Martin Saggers
3. Mike Burns
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: SuffolkRef on Tue 04 Aug 2020 18:54
According to the Wikipedia page for the series:

England v Pakistan Test Series

Referee - Chris Broad

1: Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough; TV: Michael Gough
2: Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough; TV: Richard Illingworth
3: Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth; TV: Richard Kettleborough

Given the current circumstances I suppose it was just a question of which test they would operate as the TV umpire.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: RCG on Tue 04 Aug 2020 19:06
Gough came out the hat first followed by Illingworth
Took them a great deal of time and throught to make these apoointnents 😏😋
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 04 Aug 2020 19:14
I think they actually did think about these appointments as they will each have stood in 2 tests at the Ageas Bowl and 2 tests at Old Trafford. It wouldíve been far more interesting to appoint if we had more or less Elite Panel members!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Wed 05 Aug 2020 11:59
I've just read on the Sky Cricket internet page that the experiment of the TV Umpire monitoring and calling front foot no-balls is being trialled in the current England v. Pakistan Test Series. It'll be interesting to see how it goes. It seemed to work OK in the recent England v. Ireland ODIs.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: JohnCoyle on Wed 05 Aug 2020 17:47
Neil Hartley was a capable all-rounder who played for Yorkshire late 70s into 80s.

Peter Hartley played for Yorkshire in mid 80s, they might have played together at some time.

I saw them playing together in an Under-25 game for Yorkshire. However Peter made his county debut for Warwickshire and then a few years later was re-signed by Yorkshire before moving to Hampshire. The two Hartleys may well have played together during Peter's second spell there.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: SuffolkRef on Tue 11 Aug 2020 15:41
It has happened then, Stuart Broad has been fined by the match referee for an offence that he has not contested.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: reflector on Tue 11 Aug 2020 16:48
I've just read on the Sky Cricket internet page that the experiment of the TV Umpire monitoring and calling front foot no-balls is being trialled in the current England v. Pakistan Test Series. It'll be interesting to see how it goes. It seemed to work OK in the recent England v. Ireland ODIs.
Interesting  that on one occasion, Illingworth forgot himself and called a no ball, giving half a signal  before he remembered.  Old habits die hard!   Generally it seemed to work OK but I was always told that the umpire needed to call them loud and clear to give the batsman a chance to slog the ball, knowing he wouldn't  be out but not possible with the TV umpire making the call.  I assume the 'free hit' on the next ball only applies in the limited overs games.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: greeny on Tue 11 Aug 2020 17:11
It has happened then, Stuart Broad has been fined by the match referee for an offence that he has not contested.

Fined by his own father!  Good to see that did not stop him from taking appropriate action.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 28 Aug 2020 09:13
As per cricinfo

England vs Pakistan T20 series

1st T20: Umpires-Alex Wharf & Mike Burns
2nd T20: Umpires-David Millns & Martin Saggers
3rd T20: Umpires-David Millns & Mike Burns

Match referee: Wayne Noon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Fri 04 Sep 2020 08:45
England V Australia T20 Series (Ageas Bowl, Southampton)

1st T20: Umpires- Martin Saggers and Alex Wharf, 3rd- David Millns, 4th- Mike Burns

2nd T20: Umpires- Mike Burns and David Millns, 3rd- Martin Saggers, 4th- Alex Wharf

3rd T20: Umpires- Martin Saggers and Alex Wharf, 3rd- David Millns, 4th- Mike Burns

Match Referee for the series: Chris Broad

Source: Cricinfo
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 08 Sep 2020 19:38
England v Australia ODI Series @ Old Trafford

Match Referee - Chris Broad

1: Richard Kettleborough & Michael Gough

2: Michael Gough & Richard Illingworth

3: Richard Illingworth & Richard Kettleborough

TV and 4th Umpires have not been confirmed on ICC website - I would assume that the non-standing elite official will take the role of TV umpire, but not sure about 4th
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Welshexref on Wed 09 Sep 2020 12:12
I'm sure you are right Mackem. Might even be the same 4th umpire for all 3 matches to keep 'the bubble' secure.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Wed 09 Sep 2020 16:21
I'm a little surprised they're using Elite Test Panel Umpires for ODIs. I would have thought they'd use the Umpires from the International Panel as they did with the International T20s. Logic suggests that all our English International Panel Umpires will ever officate is home International T20s, as they don't use neutral Umpires in those games, so officiating abroad won't be an option. How can they possibly progress to the Elite Panel if all they stand in is International T20s?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Wed 09 Sep 2020 18:59
I believe the Mackem ref has slightly got the appointments wrong for the ODI series. As per the ICC website only one on-field umpire and the 3rd umpire for each game has been confirmed. So itís still possible for the likes of Saggers and Wharf to be appointed on-field for this series.

See the link
https://www.icc-cricket.com/about/cricket/match-officials/umpire-appointments
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 09 Sep 2020 20:26
Completely misread that - thanks 2ndcity!!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Thu 10 Sep 2020 08:14
I believe the Mackem ref has slightly got the appointments wrong for the ODI series. As per the ICC website only one on-field umpire and the 3rd umpire for each game has been confirmed. So itís still possible for the likes of Saggers and Wharf to be appointed on-field for this series.

See the link
https://www.icc-cricket.com/about/cricket/match-officials/umpire-appointments

That makes sense. Thanks.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 11 Sep 2020 09:17
The full appointments for the England v Australia ODI series are as followed

1st ODI:
Umpires-Richard Kettleborough and David Millns
TV Umpire-Michael Gough
4th Umpire-Mike Burns

2nd ODI:
Umpires-Michael Gough and Martin Saggers
TV Umpire-Richard Illingworth
4th Umpire-David Millns

3rd ODI:
Umpires-Richard Illingworth and Alex Wharf
TV Umpire-Richard Kettleborough
4th Umpire-Martin Saggers

Match referee for series: Chris Broad
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Mon 21 Sep 2020 18:58
21st September 2020

1st T20:

England Women V West Indies Women (Derbyshire)
Umpires: Mike Burns and Sue Redfern
Third Umpire: David Millns
Fourth Umpire: Graham Lloyd
Match Referee: Wayne Noon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 21 Oct 2020 09:12
Pakistan v Zimbabwe - Limited Overs Series

Match Referee - Muhammad Javed

ODI Series:

1: Aleem Dar & Ahsan Raza; TV - Asif Yaqoob
2: Aleem Dar & Asif Yaqoob; TV - Ahsan Raza
3: Aleem Dar & Rashid Riaz; TV - Ahsan Raza

T20I Series:

1: Aleem Dar & Asif Yaqoob; TV - TBC
2: Ahsan Raza & Rashid Riaz; TV -TBC
3: Aleem Dar & Ahsan Raza; TV - TBC
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 17 Nov 2020 13:17
New Zealand V West Indies

T20 Series:
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe
1: Chris Brown & Wayne Knights; TV - Shaun Haig
2: Chris Brown & Shaun Haug; TV - Wayne Knights
3: Shaun Haig & Wayne Knights; TV - Chris Brown

Test Series:
1st test: Chris Gaffaney & Wayne Knights (Test debut), TV Umpire- Chris Brown
2nd test: Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown (Test debut), TV Umpire- Wayne Knights
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe

Australia v India


ODI Series:
1st ODI: Rod Tucker & Sam Nogajski, TV Umpire-Paul Reiffel
2nd ODI: Paul Reiffel & Gerard Abood, TV Umpire-Bruce Oxenford
3rd ODI: Bruce Oxenford & Paul Wilson, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
Match Referee: David Boon

T20 Series:
1st T20: Shawn Craig & Rod Tucker, TV Umpire-Paul Wilson
2nd T20: Sam Nogajski & Paul Wilson, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
3rd T20: Gerard Abood & Rod Tucker, TV Umpire-Paul Wilson
Match Referee: David Boon

Test Series
1st test: Paul Reiffel & Bruce Oxenford, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
2nd test: Rod Tucker & Paul Reiffel, TV Umpire-Bruce Oxenford
3rd test: Bruce Oxenford & Rod Tucker, TV Umpire-Paul Reiffel
4th test: Paul Reiffel & Bruce Oxenford, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
Match referee: David Boon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Tue 17 Nov 2020 17:58
New Zealand V West Indies

T20 Series:
Umpires: TBA
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe

Test Series:
1st test: Chris Gaffaney & Wayne Knights (Test debut), TV Umpire- Chris Brown
2nd test: Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown (Test debut), TV Umpire- Wayne Knights
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe

Australia v India


ODI Series:
1st ODI: Rod Tucker & TBA, TV Umpire-Paul Reiffel
2nd ODI: Paul Reiffel & TBA, TV Umpire-Bruce Oxenford
3rd ODI: Bruce Oxenford & TBA, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
Match Referee: David Boon

T20 Series:
Umpires: TBA
Match Referee: David Boon

Test Series
1st test: Paul Reiffel & Bruce Oxenford, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
2nd test: Rod Tucker & Paul Reiffel, TV Umpire-Bruce Oxenford
3rd test: Bruce Oxenford & Rod Tucker, TV Umpire-Paul Reiffel
4th test: Paul Reiffel & Bruce Oxenford, TV Umpire-Rod Tucker
Match referee: David Boon

Nice to see two NZ Test debutants, albeit in forced circumstances.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 17 Nov 2020 19:21
Indeed congratulations to both - they have always seemed decent umpires when I have watched them and I hope they seize their opportunity with both hands!

Incidentally, I was looking forward to watching the New Zealand cricket this winter, but I donít seem to find anywhere that says if it will be broadcast in the UK. It is usually sky sports, but their website makes no mention of it - does anyone know?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Tue 17 Nov 2020 19:23
Indeed congratulations to both - they have always seemed decent umpires when I have watched them and I hope they seize their opportunity with both hands!

Incidentally, I was looking forward to watching the New Zealand cricket this winter, but I donít seem to find anywhere that says if it will be broadcast in the UK. It is usually sky sports, but their website makes no mention of it - does anyone know?

Amazon have the rights to home NZ cricket this winter Iím afraid.....
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 17 Nov 2020 19:44
I thought Amazon only had the right in India? Not to worry if they have the UK too as I have Amazon anyway!!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 22 Nov 2020 14:48
South Africa v England Limited Overs Series:

Match Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

T20 Series

1: Adrian Holdstock & Allahudien Paleker; TV - Bongani Jele; 4th - Shaun George
2: Adrian Holdstock & Shaun George; TV - Allahudien Paleker; 4th - Bongai Jele
3: Bongani Jele & Allahudien Paleker; TV - Adrian Holdstock; 4th - Shaun George

ODI Series:

1: Marais Erasmus & TBA; TV - Bongani Jele; 4th - TBA
2: Marais Erasmus & TBA; TV - Adrian Holdstock; 4th - TBA
3: Marais Erasmus & TBA; TV - Allahudien Paleker; 4th - TBA
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 26 Nov 2020 21:35
Some appointments updated with home-appointed umpires.

Shame there is still no sign of being able to watch NZ v WI here in the UK :-(
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: McKav on Fri 27 Nov 2020 08:44
Some appointments updated with home-appointed umpires.

Shame there is still no sign of being able to watch NZ v WI here in the UK :-(

The game is on the bet365 website but I think you need an account to watch.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 27 Nov 2020 12:21
Some appointments updated with home-appointed umpires.

Shame there is still no sign of being able to watch NZ v WI here in the UK :-(

Itís free to watch on YouTube on the official NZ cricket channel. Sorry I didnít get that info to you earlier :(
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 03 Dec 2020 22:33
South Africa v England Limited Overs Series:

Match Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

T20 Series

1: Adrian Holdstock & Allahudien Paleker; TV - Bongani Jele; 4th - Shaun George
2: Adrian Holdstock & Shaun George; TV - Allahudien Paleker; 4th - Bongai Jele
3: Bongani Jele & Allahudien Paleker; TV - Adrian Holdstock; 4th - Shaun George

ODI Series:

1: Marais Erasmus & TBA; TV - Bongani Jele; 4th - TBA
2: Marais Erasmus & TBA; TV - Adrian Holdstock; 4th - TBA
3: Marais Erasmus & TBA; TV - Allahudien Paleker; 4th - TBA

Adrian Holdstock will be on field with Marais Erasmus for the 1st ODI, Allahudien Paleker will join Erasmus for the 2nd ODI, and Bongani Jele will join him for the 3rd ODI.

Surprised not to see Shaun George involved, as after Marais Erasmus he is South Africaís most experienced international umpire.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 05 Dec 2020 13:05
I agree with regards to Shaun George. I reckon there could be one of 2 reasons for this:

1) As the most experienced, he will be joining Erasmus on field for plenty of test matches against Sri Lanka and then Australia (barring any further Covid disasters of course!)

2) It could be a similar situation to Johan Cloete a few years back. He seemed to get decent appointments as neutral umpire, went to a World Cup and seemed destined for the test arena but then suddenly disappeared from the scene. Maybe something like this might happen to George?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 22 Dec 2020 10:10
New Zealand v Pakistan Test Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe

1: Chris Gaffaney & Wayne Knights; TV- Chris Brown
2: Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown; TV- Wayne Knights

South Africa v Sri Lanka Test Series

Referee - Andy Pycroft

Both matches: Marais Erasmus & Adrian Holdstock; TV- Allahudien Paleker

Interesting to see Shaun George not involved in the SA series - a clear sign that he is no longer regarded top of the international panel in SA!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 25 Dec 2020 23:38
A change for the second test between Australia and India, Rod Tucker isnít standing. Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reiffel are the on-field umpires, Paul Wilson is the TV umpire.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Claretman on Thu 31 Dec 2020 10:43
A change for the second test between Australia and India, Rod Tucker isnít standing. Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reiffel are the on-field umpires, Paul Wilson is the TV umpire.
My thoughts are with rod and his family.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 04 Jan 2021 14:37
Sri Lanka v England Test Series

Both tests: Kumar Dharmasena & Ruchira Palliyaguruge, TV Umpire-Lyndon Hannibal
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 06 Jan 2021 18:01
Update for the 3rd Australia v India test match:

Referee - David Boon
On field - Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson
TV Umpire - Bruce Oxenford
Reserve - Claire Polosak


Congratulations to Claire Polosak, becoming the first female to ever perform umpiring duties in a test match!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Badger on Wed 06 Jan 2021 19:12
Hope Rod Tucker is ok. Came off second test and now the third....
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Wed 06 Jan 2021 19:38
I believe Rodís mother sadly passed away recently hence his being replaced for the second test. Iím not sure if this test is for the same reason or travel restrictions relating to him returning home
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 07 Jan 2021 13:24
Rod Tucker also wonít be involved in the 4th Test, he was due to be TV Umpire.

The updated officials for the 4th test are as follows:
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford & Paul Wilson
TV Umpire: Paul Reiffel
Match Referee: David Boon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Claretman on Thu 07 Jan 2021 18:29
I believe Rodís mother sadly passed away recently hence his being replaced for the second test. Iím not sure if this test is for the same reason or travel restrictions relating to him returning home
You are correct mackem abt rodís mother passing away, it was the day before the second test i believe.
As posted earlier in the thread thoughts with rod and his family.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Wollongong Ref on Fri 08 Jan 2021 02:52
With Paul Rieffel and Paul Wilson umpiring the third test, has there been another recent occurrence where two test players have umpired a test at the same time????
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 08 Jan 2021 08:14
With Paul Rieffel and Paul Wilson umpiring the third test, has there been another recent occurrence where two test players have umpired a test at the same time????

Yes, Paul Reiffel, Richard Illingworth and Kumar Dharmasena are current elite umpires who have played test cricket. So any Test umpired together by any of those three would fall into that category.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Fri 08 Jan 2021 10:28
With Paul Rieffel and Paul Wilson umpiring the third test, has there been another recent occurrence where two test players have umpired a test at the same time????

Yes, Paul Reiffel, Richard Illingworth and Kumar Dharmasena are current elite umpires who have played test cricket. So any Test umpired together by any of those three would fall into that category.

Paul "Blocker" Wilson played one test match for Oz, I think.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Claretman on Fri 08 Jan 2021 11:58
With Paul Rieffel and Paul Wilson umpiring the third test, has there been another recent occurrence where two test players have umpired a test at the same time????

Yes, Paul Reiffel, Richard Illingworth and Kumar Dharmasena are current elite umpires who have played test cricket. So any Test umpired together by any of those three would fall into that category.

Paul Wilson played one test match for Oz, I think.
Yes he did he played one test for australia on the tour to india in march 1998.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sat 16 Jan 2021 09:41
Pakistan v South Africa Test Series

Both Tests: Aleem Dar & Ahsan Raza, TV Umpire-Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee: Muhammad Javed
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 16 Jan 2021 11:59
Congratulations to Ahsan Raza on becoming the 4th umpire to receive a test match debut thanks to Covid! Also, Muhammad Javed will become the first match referee to get a test match debut due to the pandemic.

Itís a great opportunity for officials to make the step up and show the ICC that they are ready to join the elite panel in the future. From what I have seen, Chris Brown of New Zealand looked more than comfortable as a test match official and Iím fairly confident Ahsan Raza will excel also!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 19 Jan 2021 13:54
Bangladesh v West Indies - ODI Series

Match Referee - Neeyamur Rashid Rahul

1: Sharfuddoula & Masudur Rahman; TV - Gazi Sohel
2: Sharfuddoula & Gazi Sohel; TV - Masudur Rahman
3: Sharfuddoula & Tanvir Ahmed; TV - Gazi Sohel

This series will mark ODI debuts on field for both Gazi Sohel and Tanvir Ahmed!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: MG14 on Thu 21 Jan 2021 11:03
The Fourth Test between Australia and India was Bruce Oxenford's final international match, as he is retiring from the Elite Panel in April. Certainly a fitting way to end a good umpiring career, being given the opportunity to umpire a series in his home country.

Simon Taufel mentioned it in TV coverage here in Australia, where he acts as an umpire analyst.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 21 Jan 2021 11:31
The Fourth Test between Australia and India was Bruce Oxenford's final international match, as he is retiring from the Elite Panel in April. Certainly a fitting way to end a good umpiring career, being given the opportunity to umpire a series in his home country.

Simon Taufel mentioned it in TV coverage here in Australia, where he acts as an umpire analyst.

Congratulations to Bruce on a distinguished career! I always found him a solid and dependable umpire.

I think Iím right in saying that Bruce Oxenford is currently the oldest umpire on the elite panel at 60 years old, so this announcement is not that surprising. I remember reading in Ian Gouldís autobiography how around 60 years old is the unofficial retirement age for elite umpires.

As for his replacement; I would suggest his on field partner in the Gabba test, Paul Wilson must be favourite to succeed him! From what I saw Wilson did well in the test matches he stood in.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 24 Jan 2021 09:52
Bangladesh v West Indies Test Series

Both Tests: Richard Illingworth (England) & Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh), TV Umpire- Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh)
Match Referee: Neeyamur Rashid Rahul (Bangladesh)

A test debut for Sharfuddoula, and interesting to see Richard Illingworth appointed in these Covid times. Iím assuming because Bangladesh have no test umpires, an exception was made for Illingworth to officiate.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ajb95 on Sun 24 Jan 2021 13:01
It will be interesting to see who the umpires are for the India V England tests. Correct me if Iím wrong but I think india have just 1 elite umpire now - will they use some of their international panel ones or will a couple of the England guys get a game?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Badger on Sun 24 Jan 2021 13:54
And the only Elite Umpire they have is very new to the role and only done a handful of test matches! Maybe weíll see Mr Ravi as heís still on their International Panel I believe and has stood in many Test Matches.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 24 Jan 2021 14:09
And the only Elite Umpire they have is very new to the role and only done a handful of test matches! Maybe weíll see Mr Ravi as heís still on their International Panel I believe and has stood in many Test Matches.

S Ravi isnít on the International Panel. India have Nitin Menon on the Elite Panel, they also have C Shamshuddin on the International Panel who has been the neutral umpire in a few ODI series.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ajb95 on Sun 24 Jan 2021 15:25
And the only Elite Umpire they have is very new to the role and only done a handful of test matches! Maybe weíll see Mr Ravi as heís still on their International Panel I believe and has stood in many Test Matches.

S Ravi isnít on the International Panel. India have Nitin Menon on the Elite Panel, they also have C Shamshuddin on the International Panel who has been the neutral umpire in a few ODI series.

Canít use those two for all five games?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 24 Jan 2021 16:37
There are 4 Indians on the International Panel, Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary, Virender Sharma and KN Ananthapadmanabhan.  The latter 2 having been promoted last year and have little or no international experience.

As mentioned, India are represented by Nitin Menon on the Elite Panel. Iíd imagine the test matches would be umpired mostly by Menon and Shamshuddin, with maybe Chaudhary getting a test match as heís umpired a number of limited overs games in India.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ump101 on Mon 25 Jan 2021 14:32
Bangladesh v West Indies Test Series

Both Tests: Richard Illingworth (England) & Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh), TV Umpire- Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh)
Match Referee: Neeyamur Rashid Rahul (Bangladesh)

A test debut for Sharfuddoula, and interesting to see Richard Illingworth appointed in these Covid times. Iím assuming because Bangladesh have no test umpires, an exception was made for Illingworth to officiate.

This feels a strange appointment. Given Illingworth won't have officiated since August in the UK. Surely Gaffaney being in-season in his home country and with lesser COVID risks attached coming from NZ, would have been more logical. Perhaps he didn't want to go through NZ quarantine on return.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Mon 25 Jan 2021 14:58
Bangladesh v West Indies Test Series

Both Tests: Richard Illingworth (England) & Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh), TV Umpire- Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh)
Match Referee: Neeyamur Rashid Rahul (Bangladesh)

A test debut for Sharfuddoula, and interesting to see Richard Illingworth appointed in these Covid times. Iím assuming because Bangladesh have no test umpires, an exception was made for Illingworth to officiate.

This feels a strange appointment. Given Illingworth won't have officiated since August in the UK. Surely Gaffaney being in-season in his home country and with lesser COVID risks attached coming from NZ, would have been more logical. Perhaps he didn't want to go through NZ quarantine on return.

And the NZ home season still has some time to run, whereas - with snow on the ground in the UK - Richard Illingworth is probably glad to be somewhere warm!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 26 Jan 2021 18:53
The Fourth Test between Australia and India was Bruce Oxenford's final international match, as he is retiring from the Elite Panel in April. Certainly a fitting way to end a good umpiring career, being given the opportunity to umpire a series in his home country.

Simon Taufel mentioned it in TV coverage here in Australia, where he acts as an umpire analyst.

Congratulations to Bruce on an excellent career! I always thought him to be a steady pair of hands.

Potential replacements:

Ruchira Palliyaguruge & Paul Wilson - both have had Test Match experience pre-Covid and would presumably be near the top of the list. I persoanlly don't think either is particularly Elite Panel ready! I do think Palliyaguruge has done a decent job from what I have seen in the recent series, however I don't think either are ready for the step up.

Chirs Brown & Wayne Knights - Both made their debuts during New Zealand's home summer. Chris Brown looked very at home in the test match arena, Wayne Knights looked ok but further experience would be needed.

Adrian Holdstock - Another debutant, at the expense of Shaun George by the looks of things! I don't think he's particularly experienced currently and therefore wouldn't be my first chioce!

Ahsan Raza - Currently making his test debut and has vast experience in limited overs internationals. Selected to stand in Women's World T20 finalin front of 96,000 spectators and I reckon he would've made his test debut soon regardless of Covid-19.

Sharfuddoula - Another in the pipeline to make his debut, but again not experienced enugh for elite panel IMO.

Shaun George/Gregory Brathwaite - Neither has made their test debut as of yet, but both quite experienced. George seems to have fallen out of favour with CSA, similarly to Johan Cloete not so long ago, but always seems reliable. Brathwaite has umpired around the world and will possibly make his test debut soon with Sri Lanka scheduled to visit the Caribbean!


My choice - Ahsan Raza. Very experienced and always seems to be a solid performer. Pakistan only have 1 umpire so far, meaning it will diversify the panel further rather than a 3rd Aussie!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 26 Jan 2021 19:00
It will be interesting to see who the umpires are for the India V England tests. Correct me if Iím wrong but I think india have just 1 elite umpire now - will they use some of their international panel ones or will a couple of the England guys get a game?

It will be a very interesting set of appointments. Menon isn't very experienced and 4 test matches on the trot will be heavy going. Shamshuddin is vastly experienced in limited overs and will be ready to make the step up, with Chaudhary also quite experienced with a chance to stand in a match. Sharma and Anandanathapab (sp) are far too inexperienced and will definitely not be considered for this series.

With the appointment of Illingworth as a neutral umpire in Bangladesh, I wonder if it is about to open the door to further neutral appointments. Many players/coaches have called for their return and International Cricket is really starting to pick up again around the world. The forthcoming series is vitally important in terms of WTC points so I do think it would be a mistake to appoint Menon to all 4 matches and rely too heavily on Shamshuddin and Chaudhary. The choices are either to welcome Ravi back into international cricket as he has TM experience, or to ask neutral umpires to travel. Perhaps Dharmasena and Palliyaguruge could follow the England team from Sri Lanka? Maybe Gough/Kettleborough could be asked to travel from England. No idea what the ICC will do, but it will be very interesting to see!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Thu 28 Jan 2021 08:09
India V England

1st Test
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary
Third Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

2nd Test
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Virender Sharma
Third Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

Test 3 and 4 to be confirmed

Test match debuts for Chaudhary and Sharma. Sharma has only ever umpired in two ODIís and one T20 international before this so this is a big step up for him.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 28 Jan 2021 10:26
I am very surprised that Sharma has been given a test match debut. This would also suggest that it will be Indian umpires only umpiring the tests and no neutral umpires will be involved.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 28 Jan 2021 10:40
Sharma is obviously very highly thought of! I really hope it goes well for him and Chaudhary. I wonder if they might consider Chaudhary and Shamshuddin together to give Menon a rest depending on how the first 2 tests go!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Thu 28 Jan 2021 12:39
I do think itís good and wise given the circumstances to see the non elite umpires get experience in test matches at the moment. However to play devils advocate, Paul Reiffel and Richard Illingworth travelled out to Dubai for the IPL and now Alex Wharf and others have travelled to Dubai for the T10 league.
Surely a Test series of the magnitude of India v England should have international umpires instead of these franchise limited over tournaments.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Fri 29 Jan 2021 11:57
I do think itís good and wise given the circumstances to see the non elite umpires get experience in test matches at the moment. However to play devils advocate, Paul Reiffel and Richard Illingworth travelled out to Dubai for the IPL and now Alex Wharf and others have travelled to Dubai for the T10 league.
Surely a Test series of the magnitude of India v England should have international umpires instead of these franchise limited over tournaments.

The Umpires for the T10 league in Dubai have so far been from England and Sri Lanka. Interestingly, Ian Gould is a Match Referee for this tournament. I wonder if he has now retired from the County Umpires list and will now be one of the ECBís Cricket Liasion Officers/Referee?

England:
Alex Wharf
Nigel Llong
Billy Taylor
Paul Baldwin

Sri Lanka:
Lyndon Hannibal
Ranamore Martinez

Match Refereeís both from England:
Ian Gould
Chris Broad
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sat 13 Feb 2021 12:14
A bit of nightmare for Anil Chaudhary in the TV umpires chair today.

First of all the Rohit Sharma stumping, for me there was nothing behind the line. Having said that it was extremely close, can somewhat forgive Chaudhary for giving him not out on that occasion.

However the Rahane catch, well what a shocking decision. Inexplicable for him not to follow the footage all the way through, if he had he would have seen it clearly came off Rahaneís glove and he would have been out.

Fortunately for England, both decisions werenít that costly as both batsmen were dismissed soon after.

Unfortunately with home umpires, accusations of bias will come in regarding these decisions. Itís a shame I thought Chaudhary had a reasonable test debut on field in the first test, and Nitin Menon was outstanding in the first test match. Menon also let himself down today with poor decision to give Pant out caught behind, when there was clear daylight between bat and ball.

Hopefully just a one off bad day at the office for the umpires today!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TVOS on Sat 13 Feb 2021 15:16
A bit of nightmare for Anil Chaudhary in the TV umpires chair today.

First of all the Rohit Sharma stumping, for me there was nothing behind the line. Having said that it was extremely close, can somewhat forgive Chaudhary for giving him not out on that occasion.

However the Rahane catch, well what a shocking decision. Inexplicable for him not to follow the footage all the way through, if he had he would have seen it clearly came off Rahaneís glove and he would have been out.

Fortunately for England, both decisions werenít that costly as both batsmen were dismissed soon after.

Unfortunately with home umpires, accusations of bias will come in regarding these decisions. Itís a shame I thought Chaudhary had a reasonable test debut on field in the first test, and Nitin Menon was outstanding in the first test match. Menon also let himself down today with poor decision to give Pant out caught behind, when there was clear daylight between bat and ball.

Hopefully just a one off bad day at the office for the umpires today!


I heard a rumour Lee Mason was the TV umpire...
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Sat 13 Feb 2021 18:33
I have to say the surface for the second test is a disgrace.
Itís so disappointing that the reputation of test cricket hits the floor when groundstaff are allowed to prepare sub standard wickets.
The deliveries shouldnít be turning square from ball 1!

As for the tv umpiring today... what a shambles.

A poor day for Indian cricket aside from the score!


Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Toprefm on Sun 14 Feb 2021 11:02
More poor umpiring today. Can someone explain how Rohit played a shot there. Thought Joe Root was going to explode when umpire said he had??
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: ajb95 on Sun 14 Feb 2021 13:09
More poor umpiring today. Can someone explain how Rohit played a shot there. Thought Joe Root was going to explode when umpire said he had??

Umpires have been dreadful in this test. Inexperience coming through
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 14 Feb 2021 14:49
Appointments havenít been announced yet for the next 2 test matches, I wonder if thereís a chance of neutral umpires being appointed?

I read that Illingworth or Gough are off to the PSL, Gaffaney and Reiffel went to the IPL last year. Surely if umpires can travel to domestic tournaments they can travel for such a high profile series? The problem isnít that Menon, Chaudhary etc are from India, its that they hardly have any experience.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Tue 16 Feb 2021 14:21
I havenít actually seen any of the second test, so canít particularly comment however, I thought Menon and Chaudhary were superb in match 1. Itís a shame to hear the team have had a challenging match in game 2.

The rest of the series poses some intriguing questions. If the plan is to appoint Indian umpires to all tests, I think it would be really unfair on Menon to have him stand in 4 back-to-back tests matches. Even umpires more experienced than he would find that incredibly challenging. If so, which two Indian umpires could stand together? Chaudhary and Shamshuddin? Or was it always the intention to have a neutral umpire in place for matches 3 & 4? If so, why not matches 1 & 2?

And to add further fuel on the fire, how the hell can neutral umpires travel for franchise leagues but not test cricket!?! Test cricket should be the pinnacle of the game, and I can see no reason for teams of umpires to travel staying in their own bubble. The officials during Englandís home summer stayed in the bubble throughout the series. How is that different to elite panel umpires travelling and staying in a bubble? All very bizarre, especially when Illingworth was allowed to travel to Bangladesh!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Thu 18 Feb 2021 08:08
India V England

3rd Test
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Anil Chaudhary
Third Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin
Fourth Umpire: K N Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

4th Test
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Virender Sharma
Third Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Fourth Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 18 Feb 2021 08:17
Interesting! I think itís a mistake having an umpire stand in 4 tests back to back under such pressure, hereís hoping Menon can deal with it, especially as it sounds like he didnít have the best of games in match 2. Chaudhary deserves another on field appointment as he was good in the first match. Strange that Shamshuddin, the most experienced of Indiaís international panel doesnít get a game? Similar happened in South Africa with Shaun George. Obviously the ICC has no plans for them going forward!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 18 Feb 2021 08:23
I too think itís a mistake giving Menon all 4 test matches. It seems like the ICC want at least one elite umpire in every test match and wonít deviate from that!

Itís also been confirmed that Menon will be the on-field umpire in all three ODIs. However, his partner for each game is yet to be confirmed.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 18 Feb 2021 09:27
Hereís hoping the BCCI have common sense and let him have the T20 series off!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Toprefm on Fri 19 Feb 2021 11:10
Seems the Indian Captain ahs got away with his dreadful behavior after Root given not out. Unless someone knows different
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 19 Feb 2021 13:20
New Zealand v Australia - T20I Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe

22nd February 2021 - Christchurch

On field - Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown
TV - Wayne Knights
Reserve - Shaun Haig

25th February 2021 - Dunedin

On field -Chris Gaffaney & Shaun Haig
TV - Chris Brown
Reserve - Wayne Knights

3rd March 2021 - Wellington

On field -Chris Gaffaney & Wayne Knights
TV - Shaun Haig
Reserve - Chris Brown

5th March 2021 - Auckland

On field -Wayne Knights & Chris Brown
TV - Chris Gaffaney
Reserve - Shaun Haig

7th March 2021 - Mount Maunganui

On field - Chris Gaffaney & Wayne Knights
TV - Shaun Haig
Reserve - Chris Brown

New Zealand v Bangladesh ODI Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe

20th March 2021 - Dunedin

On field -Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown
TV - Wayne Knights
Reserve - Shaun Haig

23rd March 2021 - Christchurch

On field -Chris Brown & Wayne Knights
TV - Chris Gaffaney
Reserve - Shaun Haig

26th March 2021 - Basin Reserve

On field -Chris Gaffaney & Wayne Knights
TV - Chris Brown
Reserve - Shaun Haig

New Zealand v Bangladesh - T20I Series

Referee - Jeff Crowe

28th March 2021 - Hamilton

On field -Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown
TV - Wayne Knights
Reserve - Shaun Haig

30th March 2021 - Napier

On field -Chris Gaffaney & Chris Brown
TV - Wayne Knights
Reserve - Shaun Haig

1st April 2021 - Auckland

On field -Wayne Knights & Shaun Haig
TV - Chris Gaffaney
Reserve - Chirs Brown
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: MG14 on Sat 20 Feb 2021 06:25
I am also confused that Shamshuddin has not been appointed on field for one of the remaining Test matches. He was appointed to a number of neutral ODIs a couple of years ago, and is more experienced than the other IUP members for India. I thought he'd get a Test rather than the inexperienced Sharma getting another. Definitely seems out of favour.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: BabyRef on Thu 25 Feb 2021 22:34
Thought the on-field umpires were good in 3rd test (as short as it was!) - got some very tight calls correct

Chaudry seems to be a better on-field umpire than a third umpire!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Thu 25 Feb 2021 23:42
Thought the on-field umpires were good in 3rd test (as short as it was!) - got some very tight calls correct

Chaudry seems to be a better on-field umpire than a third umpire!

A shame the surface was diabolical...

Root has the best five for bowling figures for an English bowler in history... jumping ahead of the likes of Willis and Botham!

No doubt the ICC will do diddly squat about punishing India for preparing a sub standard surface, not to mention that it has now ruined my weekend entertainment when Iím on annual leave this week!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ref Watcher on Fri 26 Feb 2021 09:25
Chaudry seems to be a better on-field umpire than a third umpire!
Possibly because of a lack of experience as a TV umpire in the first class game.  I wonder how much training the TV umpires for this series have received in comparison to their elite colleagues after being parachuted into the role at the last minute.  Perhaps it would have been better for the Indian international panel umpires, who have vast experience of umpiring in Indian conditions, to do the on-field job which they have done more than adequately in trying circumstances by and large, with the elite umpire in front of the TV monitor.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 28 Feb 2021 16:55
West Indies v Sri Lanka

ODI Series
1st ODI: Joel Wilson & TBC, TV umpire: Nigel Duguid
2nd & 3rd ODI: Joel Wilson & TBC, TV umpire: Gregory Brathwaite

Test Match Series
Both tests: Joel Wilson & Gregory Brathwaite (Test Match Debut), TV umpire: Nigel Duguid

Match referee for all: Richie Richardson


Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 28 Feb 2021 17:55
Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Test Series (Abu Dhabi)

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

On field - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Ahmed Shab Pakteen (Afghanistan)
Tv - Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afghanistan)

T20 series

Referee - Hamlin Talwar (Afghanistan)

On field -  TBC

Congratulations to Pakteen on becoming the first ever afghan to umpire a test match. Couldnít ask for a more experienced team than Madugalle and Dar, although it once again questions the non-neutral approach!

Also, congratulations to Brathwaite. Heís another umpire who I think the ICC has an eye on for future elite status so hereís hoping this goes well for him!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 28 Feb 2021 18:01
I think ICC policy is clear now. If non of the home umpires are on the elite panel, theyíll appoint a neutral elite umpire.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 28 Feb 2021 18:34
I wonder when they will revert to neutral umpires - surely by the English summer? I still canít accept how neutral officials can be in T20 leagues and certain test matches but not others! Iím sure officials could travel in small teams to officiate these matches within the bubble, especially now international cricket is fairly close to a normal schedule
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 01 Mar 2021 08:16
Iím sure umpires travelling for T20 leagues has something to do with the pay checks they receive!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Fri 12 Mar 2021 09:29
India v England

1st T20
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (International debut) & Nitin Menon
TV Umpire: Virender Sharma
Reserve Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Hendo on Fri 12 Mar 2021 15:16
India v England

1st T20
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (International debut) & Nitin Menon
TV Umpire: C Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire: Virender Sharma
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

I wonder if his international debut has been delayed extensively as nobody can pronounce his name? 😂
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Fri 12 Mar 2021 18:27
India v England

1st T20
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (International debut) & Nitin Menon
TV Umpire: C Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire: Virender Sharma
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

I wonder if his international debut has been delayed extensively as nobody can pronounce his name? 😂

Or Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan!!

Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: RCG on Fri 12 Mar 2021 19:09
Venkat to his mates 😆
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 14 Mar 2021 13:34
Chaudhary & Ananthapadmanabhan are the on-field umpires for the India v England 2nd T20.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 16 Mar 2021 13:49
India v England 3rd T20
Umpires: Virender Sharma & Anil Chaudhary
TV Umpire: Nitin Menon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Thu 18 Mar 2021 13:22
India V England 4th T20

Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan and Nitin Menon
Third Umpire: Virender Sharma
Reserve Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 18 Mar 2021 13:50
Unless his absence is Covid related etc, Shamshuddin must be really out of favour!

I also thought Menon would be rested for this series, clearly not!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 18 Mar 2021 18:34
I was starting to wonder if weíll see Shamshuddin at all too!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 20 Mar 2021 11:21
Congratulations to Aleem Dar who is standing on field for the 400th time in an international match today in the T20I between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. What an amazing achievement!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: DBLTFC on Sat 20 Mar 2021 11:46
The pitches for tests 2 and 3 have been designated "average" and not "below average" or "poor" as to what I expected.

That is a joke of a decision by Srinath.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sat 20 Mar 2021 13:38
Menon & Chaudhary on-field for the final T20.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 23 Mar 2021 08:19
India v England
1st ODI
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan & Nitin Menon
TV Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Wed 24 Mar 2021 10:46
India v England

2nd ODI
Umpires: Nitin Menon & Virender Sharma
TV Umpire: Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

3rd ODI
Umpire: Nitin Menon & Anil Chaudhary
3rd Umpire: Virender Sharma
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Wed 24 Mar 2021 11:01
Nitin Menon has been very highly used in this series - on-field for all four test matches (**) all three ODIs and a couple of T20Is.  Has any player been so busy across these games?

** - At least the third and fourth tests were completed quick enough!!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sat 27 Mar 2021 09:32
South Africa vs Pakistan ODI Series

1st ODI: Marais Erasmus & Adrian Holdstock, TV Umpire- Allahudien Palekar
2nd ODI: Marais Erasmus & Allahudien Palekar, TV Umpire- Adrian Holdstock
3rd ODI: Marais Erasmus & Bongani Jele, TV Umpire- Adrian Holdstock
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 29 Mar 2021 10:38
Itís been confirmed that crickets Covid regulations will stay in place until at least July. So for at least part of the English summer, home umpires will still be used. So Iíd assume the test championship final starting on 18th June at the Ageas bowl will have an all English officiating team.

Thereís the possibility that for the England v India tests later in the summer, we could get neutral umpires.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Mon 29 Mar 2021 20:25
Thanks for the update - by default the English umpires will likely get the final! Hopefully Gough will be rewarded for his performances this summer!

I am hoping that neutral umpires will return soon - the appointments are a bit too predictable without them!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 09 Apr 2021 14:22
South Africa v Pakistan - T20I Series

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

1: Adrian Holdstock & Allahudien Paleker; TV - Bongani Jele
2: Adrian Holdstock & Bongani Jele; TV - Shaun George
3: Allahudien Paleker & Bongani Jele; TV - Adrian Holdstock
4: Adrian Holdstock & Shaun George; TV - Allahudien Paleker
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 15 Apr 2021 15:24
Zimbabwe v Pakistan

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

T20I Series:

1: TBC & TBC; TV - TBC
2: TBC & TBC; TV - TBC
3: TBC & TBC; TV - TBC

Test Series:

1: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe); TV - TBC
2: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe); TV - TBC

Sri Lanks v Bangladesh Test Series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & TBC; TV - TBC
2: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & TBC; TV - TBC


Congratulations to Langton Rusere on making his test debut. I get the feeling the ICC may have big plans for him in the future given his age!

As for the Sri Lanka series, I am unsure why Dharmasena's partner is still TBC as I would assume it will be Ruchira Palliyaguruge!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 19 Apr 2021 17:28
Zimbabwe v Pakistan

Referee - Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

T20I Series:

1: TBC & TBC; TV - TBC
2: TBC & TBC; TV - TBC
3: TBC & TBC; TV - TBC

Test Series:

1: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe); TV - TBC
2: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Langton Rusere (Zimbabwe); TV - TBC

Sri Lanks v Bangladesh Test Series

Referee - Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

1: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & TBC; TV - TBC
2: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) & TBC; TV - TBC


Congratulations to Langton Rusere on making his test debut. I get the feeling the ICC may have big plans for him in the future given his age!

As for the Sri Lanka series, I am unsure why Dharmasena's partner is still TBC as I would assume it will be Ruchira Palliyaguruge!

Itís been confirmed Dharmasenaís partner for both tests will be Palliyaguruge.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 16 May 2021 16:38
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka ODI Series

Referee - Neeyamur Rahul (Bangladesh)

1: Sharfuddoula (BAN) & TBC; TV - Gazi Sohel (BAN)
2: Sharfuddoula (BAN) & TBC; TV - Masudur Rahman (BAN)
3: Sharfuddoula (BAN) & TBC; TV - Gazi Sohel (BAN)

Netherlands v Scotland ODI Series

Referee - David Jukes (England)

1: Rizwan Akram (NED) & TBC; TV - TBC
2: Adriaan van den Dries (NED) & TBC; TV - TBC
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Wed 26 May 2021 19:54
England v New Zealand

1st test: Richard Kettleborough & Michael Gough, TV Umpire-Richard Illingworth
2nd test: Richard Illingworth & Richard Kettleborough, TV Umpire-Michael Gough
Match Referee: Chris Broad
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 28 May 2021 20:31
Netherlands v Ireland ODI Super League Series

Referee - David Jules (England)

Neutral Umpire - Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Sat 29 May 2021 13:19
Netherlands v Ireland ODI Super League Series

Referee - David Jules (England)

Neutral Umpire - Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)

Would it not be more appropriate to designate Adrian Holdstock as the "non-local" umpire?  Calling him "neutral" does tend to suggest that the local umpires appointed are not neutral.  We do all know that is not the case but for the uneducated ......?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 30 May 2021 08:52
Thatís a very true point - in future Iíll just refer to them as on field umpire!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Seagull on Tue 01 Jun 2021 09:00
England v New Zealand

1st test: Richard Kettleborough & Michael Gough, TV Umpire-Richard Illingworth
2nd test: Richard Illingworth & Richard Kettleborough, TV Umpire-Michael Gough
Match Referee: Chris Broad

No surprises there. If there's still a requirement for English Umpires in August v. India due to Covid, hopefully, Messrs. Wharf, Saggers, Millns and Burns might be given a Test debut, given that it's a 5 match series. It would be nice to think that maybe (just maybe!) by August, we might even be able to return to having Umpires and Referees from other countries.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Thu 03 Jun 2021 17:17
West Indies vs South Africa

Both tests
Umpires: Joel Wilson & Gregory Brathwaite, TV Umpire-Leslie Reifer
Match Referee: Richie Richardson
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Thu 03 Jun 2021 17:56
Netherlands v Ireland ODI Super League Series

Referee - David Jules (England)

Neutral Umpire - Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)

Should that be Jukes?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ref Fan on Mon 07 Jun 2021 13:26
Was it the usually very reliable Michael Gough that had 3 decisions overturned on the one day in the first NZ test?  What was the final count on decisions that were changed?

One of the most bizarre decisions was one given as 4 byes and not 4 wides.  Yes, the ball continued to swing away but it was surely a wide when it passed the batsman.  Don't think the wicket keeper, who hadn't a hope of reaching it, would have been too pleased.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: greeny on Tue 08 Jun 2021 05:42
Gough had 2 decisions overturned, Kettleborough had 3 decisions overturned.  It should've been more but England ran out of reviews.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Tue 08 Jun 2021 08:22
World Test Championship Final-India v New Zealand

Umpires: Michael Gough & Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire: Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire: Alex Wharf
Match Referee: Chris Broad
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: MG14 on Wed 09 Jun 2021 07:29
Well done to all. Even though he has not been part of the Elite Panel for too long, Michael Gough has established himself as a fantastic umpire. I would consider him to be the best in the world right now. I am sure that it is the first of many ICC finals for him!

I also consider Illingworth to be a safe pair of hands.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Wed 23 Jun 2021 09:52
England v Sri Lanka T20 Series

1st T20
Umpires: David Millns & Martin Saggers
TV Umpire: Mike Burns
Reserve Umpire: Sue Redfern

2nd T20
Umpires: Mike Burns & Alex Wharf
TV Umpire: Martin Saggers
Reserve Umpire: David Millns

3rd T20
Umpires: Martin Saggers & Alex Wharf
TV Umpire: David Millns
Reserve Umpire: Mike Burns

Match Referee for Series: Phil Whitticase
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Thu 24 Jun 2021 07:20
England v Sri Lanka ODI series

Referee - Chris Broad

1: Michael Gough & TBC; TV - Richard Kettleborough
2: Richard Kettleborough & TBC; TV - Michael Gough
3: Michael Gough & TBC; TV - Richard Kettleborough
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sat 26 Jun 2021 20:34
West Indies v South Africa T20I series

Match Referee - Richie Richardson

1: Patrick Gustard & Leslie Reifer; TV - Nigel Duguid
2: Gregory Brathwaite & Nigel Duguid; TV - Joel Wilson
3: Nigel Duguid & Joel Wilson; TV - Patrick Gustard
4: Patrick Gustard & Leslie Reifer; TV - Gregory Brathwaite
5: Gregory Brathwaite & Joel Wilson; TV - Leslie Reifer
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 27 Jun 2021 16:30
The ECB have just released a statement stating that Phil Whitticase, match referee for the England-Sri Lanka T20I series has tested positive for Covid-19 - he is asymptomatic and is reported as being well.

However, 5 match officials (we can assume Burns, Wharf, Millns and Saggers - not sure who else unless Redfern?) will now have to isolate until July 7th. Alternative officials will now have to be appointed ahead of the ODI series.

Question is who? Richard Illingworth wasnít appointed in the first place which suggests heís unavailable. Could we see Gough & Kettleborough on field for all and either Llong or Gould take up the duties?
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Mon 28 Jun 2021 12:20
According to cricinfo, Tim Robinson and Rob Bailey are the replacement officials. Robinson will be on field with Gough for ODI 1 and 3; with Bailey and Kettleborough on field for ODI 2.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: MG14 on Mon 28 Jun 2021 14:11
Bailey and Robinson return to the international arena, albeit in forced circumstances! Probably a good choice given their international experience.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: 2ndcity95 on Sun 04 Jul 2021 11:02
David Millns & Michael Gough are on-field for the 3rd ODI between England & Sri Lanka.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Wed 07 Jul 2021 19:35
England V Pakistan ODI Series

1st ODI
Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Alex Wharf
Third Umpire: Richard Illingworth
4th Umpire: David Millns
Match Referee: Chris Broad

2nd ODI
Lordís
Umpires: Richard Illingworth and Alex Wharf
Third Umpire: Michael Gough
4th Umpire: David Millns
Match Referee: Chris Broad

3rd ODI
Edgbaston
Umpires: Richard Illingworth and David Millns
Third Umpire: Richard Kettleborough
Fourth Umpire: Martin Saggers
Match Referee: Chris Broad

England V Pakistan T20 Series

1st T20
Trent Bridge
Umpires: David Millns and Martin Saggers
Third Umpire: Alex Wharf
Fourth Umpire: Steve OíShaughnessy
Match Referee: Wayne Noon

2nd T20
Headingley
Umpires: Martin Saggers and Alex Wharf
Third Umpire: David Millns
Fourth Umpire: Steve OíShaughnessy
Match Referee: Wayne Noon

3rd T20
Old Trafford
Umpires: David Millns and Alex Wharf
Third Umpire: Martin Saggers
Fourth Umpire: Steve OíShaughnessy
Match Referee: Wayne Noon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Badger on Fri 16 Jul 2021 14:18
Whereís Mike Burns? Thought heíd be on some of the matchesÖ.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 25 Jul 2021 11:21
Joel Wilson didnít have the greatest of games in the  2nd ODI between Windies abs Australia - 5 decisions challenged, 4 overturned, 1 only just an umpireís call!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: umpy on Sun 25 Jul 2021 20:20
Whereís Mike Burns? Thought heíd be on some of the matchesÖ.
In hospital having his apendix out.
Should be back in action soon
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Sun 01 Aug 2021 10:58
England Vs India Test Series

Test 1 (Trent Bridge)
Umpires: Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough
Third Umpire: Richard Illingworth
Fourth Umpire: David Millns
Match Referee: Chris Broad

Test 2 (Lordís)
Umpires: Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth
Third Umpire: Richard Kettleborough
Fourth Umpire: Alex Wharf
Match Referee: Chris Broad

Test 3 (Headingley)
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Alex Wharf
Third Umpire: Richard Illingworth
Fourth Umpire: Martin Saggers
Match Referee: Chris Broad

Test 4 (The Oval)
Umpires: Richard Illingworth and Alex Wharf
Third Umpire: Michael Gough
Fourth Umpire: Mike Burns
Match Referee: Chris Broad

Test 5 (Old Trafford)
Umpires: Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough
Third Umpire: Alex Wharf
Fourth Umpire: David Millns
Match Referee: Chris Broad
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Sun 01 Aug 2021 19:31
Many congratulations to Alex Wharf on his scheduled test debut - hope all goes well! Hopefully next summer umpires will be travelling again.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Hendo on Sun 01 Aug 2021 20:38
Many congratulations to Alex Wharf on his scheduled test debut - hope all goes well! Hopefully next summer umpires will be travelling again.

The fact that he is involved in 4 out of the 5 games would suggest he is clearly seen as top of the pecking order behind Gough, Illingworth and Kettleborough
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 27 Aug 2021 15:47
Ireland v Zimbabwe T20I Series

All officials from Ireland

Match Referee - Kevin Gallagher

27th August 2021

On field - Paul Reynolds and Roly Black
TV - Mark Hawthrone
Reserve - Alan Neill

29th August 2021

On field - Mark Hawthorne & Alan Neill
TV - Roly Black
Reserve - Paul Reynolds

1st September 2021

On field - Roly Black & Alan Neill
TV - Paul Reynolds
Reserve - Mark Hawthorne

2nd September 2021

On field - Mark Hawthorne & Paul Reynolds
TV - Roly Black
Reserve - Alan Neill

4th September 2021

On field -
TV -
Reserve -
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 03 Sep 2021 19:09
Watching the test match and I am simply appalled that Jarvo69 has managed to get onto the field of play for the last 3 games. How has he:

a) been allowed entry - surely the first pitch invasion should have led to a substantial ban.

b) once in the ground, been allowed to gain access to the pitch at 3 separate venues.

Shocking from security services to put the players in such danger! I hope the book is thrown at him!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: tomp on Fri 03 Sep 2021 19:38
Watching the test match and I am simply appalled that Jarvo69 has managed to get onto the field of play for the last 3 games. How has he:

a) been allowed entry - surely the first pitch invasion should have led to a substantial ban.

b) once in the ground, been allowed to gain access to the pitch at 3 separate venues.

Shocking from security services to put the players in such danger! I hope the book is thrown at him!

I couldnít believe what I was seeing when I saw him today. Surely the security teams would have been briefed about Jarvo today given his previous form. They should have been shown the previous videos so they could have prepared.

I saw he dresses up like an old person until he runs on the pitch so no one notices him.

I just read heís been arrested. The police are treating his collision with Bairstow as assault.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Fri 10 Sep 2021 09:54
Fifth test forfeited by India due to corona.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Hendo on Fri 10 Sep 2021 10:11
Fifth test forfeited by India due to corona.
Englandís best performance of the series 🤪
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Leggy on Fri 10 Sep 2021 10:40
Fifth test forfeited by India due to corona.

I would not be surprised if this ends up not being an India forfeit.  Money talks and the BCCI has loads of it.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Ref Fan on Fri 10 Sep 2021 11:29
There was talk of the Test being carried forward into next summer when the Indians are here for a T20/ODI series, including Old Trafford.
Whether a 5 day Test can be fitted in I'm not sure.

Just to cancel today's Test would seem unfair on England, and there have been suggestions (partly denied) that India were more concerned about being covid free for the start of the IPL given the short interval between.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Hendo on Fri 10 Sep 2021 14:39
There was talk of the Test being carried forward into next summer when the Indians are here for a T20/ODI series, including Old Trafford.
Whether a 5 day Test can be fitted in I'm not sure.

Just to cancel today's Test would seem unfair on England, and there have been suggestions (partly denied) that India were more concerned about being covid free for the start of the IPL given the short interval between.

They may have denied it but I think there will be strong suspicion that this is the main reason.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: TheThingFromLewes on Fri 10 Sep 2021 14:53
Fifth test forfeited by India due to corona.

I would not be surprised if this ends up not being an India forfeit.  Money talks and the BCCI has loads of it.

If this isnít an Indian forfeit then itís completely and utterly disgraceful.

If the reason for the forfeiture is the IPL and them wanting to avoid players self isolating during the IPL at the sacrifice of test cricket then India should be banned and/or thrown out of the test nations league system.

Unfortunately, the ICC wonít have the courage or audacity to take on the BCCI.
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: Mackem ref on Fri 10 Sep 2021 18:11
If it is a forfeit, then I think England should forfeit the 3 match ODI series v South Africa that they walked away from in December. It has to be consistent.

I personally 100% believe this is due to the IPL but thatís never going to be admitted in the public domain. Feel sorry for the thousands of fans who had bought tickets for what would have been an enthralling encounter!
Title: Re: International Cricket Appointments
Post by: RCG on Fri 10 Sep 2021 19:33
Can see similar happening with the World 12s rugby.
We get told elite players need rest, we play too much but if the money is good they would play all year.