ICC announced Match officials for the ICC World Cup 2015
Updated - Dec 2, 2014 6:35 pm
ICC announced Match officials for the ICC World Cup 2015: The International Cricket Council, the world cricket governing body and the organizers of the ICC World Cup 2015 today announced its 25 members match officials’ team for the upcoming world cup. The official statement released by the ICC stated details of the Match referees and umpires who have been selected to hold matches.
It includes 5 match officials from the Match Referees panel, 12 umpires from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and 8 umpires from the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.
The match referees selected to officially hold the World Cup games are: David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle and Roshan Mahanama.
The elite panel umpires are who will have the on-field responsibility are: Aleem Dar, Billy Bowden, Bruce Oxenford, Ian Gould, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Nigel Llong, Paul Reiffel, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Rod Tucker and Steve Davis.
The international, non-panel umpires who have been selected are: Johan Cloete, Simon Fry, Chris Gaffaney, Michael Gough, Ranmore Martinesz, Ruchira Palliyaguru, S.Ravi and Joel Wilson.
The ICC has also identified eight umpires from the international panel as emerging and talented match officials, those picked have already officiated at international level.
The selection panel which was given the duty of selecting these match officials and umpires are: Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket), Ranjan Madugalle (ICC Chief Match Referee), David Lloyd (former player, coach, umpire and now television commentator) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (former elite panel umpire).
The 2015 Cricket World Cup will have a total of 49 matches; which will be played across 14 venues. Among the total of 14, 7 venues are in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington) and other 7 in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney). (World Cup 2015 Fixture)
According to the ICC Press Release dated 2nd December 2014.