On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named twenty match officials for Australia’s preliminary and Super 12s rounds of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The mega event kicks off on the 16th, with Pakistan taking on India in a must-see match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23.
According to the International Cricket Council, Ranjan Madugalle will officiate the match between Pakistan and India. On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Rod Tucker, and TV umpire Richard Kettleborough. There will be about 16 umpires total for the duration of the tournament, and two of them are from Pakistan: Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza.
T20 World Cup 2022: Who will referee Pakistan-India?
The match officials for the upcoming T20 World Cup 8 include four former international cricketers, including ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees Chief Referee Ranjan Madugalle. Andrew Pycroft of Zimbabwe, Christopher Broad of England, and David Boon of Australia join Madugalle of Sri Lanka.
The tournament’s first match will be held on October 16 in Geelong. So, Pycroft will serve as the field umpire alongside Joel Wilson and Rodney Tucker. With Erasmus as the third umpire, Paul Reiffel will serve as the TV umpire.
Langton Rusere officiated the Women’s World Cup 2022. Plus, he served as a reserve umpire in the final. So he will be officiating in his second World Cup of the year, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Plus, Erasmus Tucker and Dar will all make their seventh appearances in the tournament.
When the Super 12 season begins on October 22 in Sydney between Australia and New Zealand, Rusere will serve as the television umpire. The match is a rematch of the 2021 championship. Also, Rusere will play alongside Adrian Holdstock, Dharmasena (on the field), and Richard Illingworth (fourth umpire).
Thus, the tournament’s officials have been selected for the entire first round and Super 12s; the semi-final and final match officials will be announced later.
Match Referees: Andrew Pycroft, Christopher Broad, David Boon, Ranjan Madugalle
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Aleem Dar, Ahsan Raza, Christopher Brown, Christopher Gaffaney, Joel Wilson, Kumara Dharmasena. Langton Rusere, Marais Erasmus, Michael Gough, Nitin Menon, Paul Reiffel, Paul Wilson. Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough and Rodney Tucker.