Match officials for ICC World Test Championship Final announced

Match officials for ICC World Test Championship Final announced

Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees will oversee the proceedings of the WTC Final.

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the Match Officials for the ICC World Test Championship Final to be played between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from 18-22 June.

Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees will oversee the proceedings while Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires will be the on-field officials for the match.

Richard Kettleborough, also a member of the elite panel, will be the TV umpire, and Alex Wharf of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires the fourth official.

ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees, Adrian Griffith: “We are pleased to announce an experienced team of match officials for the final of the World Test Championship.”

“It has not been an easy time with the pandemic, but we are fortunate to have a group of officials at the top of their field who have been consistent over the years in this momentous fixture. We wish them all the very best.”

New Zealand is involved in a two-match Test series against England

Before the summit clash of the World Test Championship (WTC), the New Zealand cricket team will take on England in a two-match Test series. The first Test match between the two sides is already over and the match ended in a draw. New Zealand batsman Devon Conway announced to the world that he is a talent to watch out for and scored a classic double century on debut at the Lord’s Cricket ground in the first Test.

New Zealand has experienced a sensational run in Test match cricket in recent times. The Kiwis have not lost even one of their last 7 Test matches, and have won 6 of those as well. India too will enter the WTC final after thrashing the England side 3-1 at home. Before the series against England, Virat Kohli and his men beat the Australian side in a four-match Test series in the land of the kangaroos.

After the WTC final, India will be involved in a five-match Test series against England that will commence on 4th August 2021.