The Worldwide Cricket Council has introduced the record of match officers who will officiate throughout the first and the second semifinals of the continuing World Cup to be performed on November 15 and November 16.
Australia’s Rod Tucker and England’s Richard Illingworth would be the two on-field umpires who will officiate within the first semi-final between the hosts India and New Zealand slated to be performed on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The primary semifinal goes to be additional particular for Tucker as it could mark his a hundredth ODI look as an on-field umpire.
Illingworth and Tucker might be joined by Joel Wilson, who would be the third umpire within the contest. Adrian Holdstock and Andy Pycroft might be concerned as fourth umpire and match referee respectively.
The second semifinal might be contested between the five-time ODI World Cup winners Australia and South Africa on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Richard Kettleborough and Nitin Menon will take care of the on-field duties within the high-profile conflict whereas Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand would be the third umpire.
Notably, Kettleborough accomplished his century of ODIs within the ongoing spectacle when the Netherlands took on Sri Lanka on the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on October 21. Michael Gough of England would be the fourth umpire within the second semifinal and might be joined by Javagal Srinath because the match referee.
Sean Easey, the ICC Supervisor of Umpires and Referees congratulated each Tucker and Kettleborough and lauded the efforts of all of the match officers concerned within the match.
“We’re completely satisfied to announce the match officers for the semifinals of the World Cup. The officiating staff has carried out to a excessive normal so far of the occasion, and I want these within the knockouts all the perfect.
“I’d additionally prefer to take this chance to congratulate Rod and Richard for his or her milestones throughout this World Cup. Such achievements are solely earned through constantly robust performances which is a credit score to every of them,” stated Easey as quoted by ICC.
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