List of all match officials for Cricket World Cup 2019: The Sportsrush presents before you the list of all match officials for Cricket World Cup 2019
Amidst all the hullabaloo related to the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup- which revolves mostly around the teams and its players, it is perhaps the umpires who are the least talked about.
The only time the name of umpires are mentioned or heard in public discourse is when they have committed an error, big or small, thereby often finding themselves at the receiving end of the fans’ sentiments and angst.
However, we at TSR believe that the umpires are as important an entity, as the team, team management, or the players of the game. And they deserve the required recognition as the players do, since umpiring in Cricket ( or any other sport) is no mean feat, and there is a need for the umpires too, to adapt themselves accordingly, as the players do, with respect to the different formats in which the game is played.
Nevertheless, apart from the aforementioned insight on the crucial role umpires play, here is the entire list of the umpires for the mega event, which surfaces once in every four years, who will decide the fate of your favourite stars in the team.
List of all the umpires for Cricket World Cup 2019
The umpires for this year’s Cricket World Cup are a rich blend of abundance of experience and impressive young umpiring talents, with better record of umpiring in whatever few matches they have featured in. Here is the list of the 16 umpires who would feature in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Perhaps the popular of the lot, this 50-year-old umpire from Pakistan, is a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. He made his umpiring debut way back in the year 2000 in a One-dayer between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on February 16. Since then, he has featured in 125 Tests, 200 ODIs, and 43 T20Is.
Another veteran umpire, this 48-year-old from the islands of Sri Lanka was also a former international off-break bowler and a key player in the 1996 Sri Lankan team who had won the World Cup that year. He made his umpirinf debut in the year 2009, and has since then officiated in 60 Tests, 95 ODIs, and 22 T20Is.
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This 55-year-old umpire from South Africa is also a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. He started his umpiring stint from a T20I fixture between South Africa and Australia, in 2006. His recent accolades include the ICC Umpire of the year for 2017, and the David Shephard Trophy for the second consecutive year. He has officiated in 55 Tests, 82 ODIs, and 26 T20Is.
This former 43-year-old cricketer turned umpire from New Zealand is also currently a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel. He made his ODI umpiring debut in September 2010 in a match which featured Canada and Ireland in Toronto. He has since then officiated in 27 Tests, 60 ODIs, and 20 T20Is.
This 61-year-old from England, is an English former first-class cricketer and latterly an ICC Elite Panel cricket umpire. Gould was appointed to stand in 3 matches of the 2007 Cricket World Cup in West Indies, which marked his umpiring debut. Since then, he has officiated in 74 Tests, 135 ODIs, and 37 T20Is.
This 55-year-old cricketer turned umpire from England has officiated in 42 Tests, 59 ODIs, and 16 T20Is so far. He was appointed to the ECB full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 English cricket season, and was appointed in April 2019 as one of the sixteen umpires to stand in during the 2019 World Cup.
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This 46-year-old from England made his umpiring debut in a first-class game in April 2002 in England. Since then he has umpired in 58 Tests, 78 ODIs, and 22 T20Is. He was elevated to the full International Panel of ICC Umpires in November 2009.
This 50-year-old from England is currently a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Llong officiated in his maiden first-class match in June 2000. Since then he has umpired in 56 Tests, 123 ODIs, and 32 T20Is.
This 59-year-old umpire from Australia, has been an ICC international umpire since 2008, when he first umpired in an ODI match. In 2012, he was promoted to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel. He has officiated in 55 Tests, 90 ODIs, and 20 T20Is so far.
This 42-year-old umpire from India is also a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires. He became the second Indian umpire after Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan ever to be a member of the Elite Panel. He has officiated in 33 Tests, 42 ODIs, and 18 T20Is so far.
This former 53-year-old cricketer turned umpire from Australia made his first-class umpiring debut in the year 2002 and went on to become a member of the ICC International Panel of umpires, in 2008. He has officiated in 43 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 16 T20Is thus far.
This 54-year-old Australian umpire and a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel has officiated in 67 Tests, 78 ODIs, and 35 T20Is so far in his umpiring career.
This 52-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago had also officiated in the 2015 World Cup which took place in Australia and New Zealand, and has officiated in 13 Tests, 58 ODIs, and 26 T20Is thus far.
This young 39-year-old from England had officiated his first game in April 2006, and has officiated in several ODIs and T20Is. He has umpired in 9 Tests, 52 ODIs, and 14 T20Is so far.
A former First-Class cricketer turned umpire from Sri Lanka, Palliyaguruge made his umpiring debut in 2011 in an ODI game between Sri Lanka and Australia at Hambantota. This 51-year-old has officiated in 2 Tests, 71 ODIs, and 32 T20Is thus far.
This 47-year-old umpire from Australia is currently an umpire on the Cricket Australia Project Umpire’s Panel. He was also one of the umpires in the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup,and has officiated in 23 ODIs and 11 T20Is thus far.
Apart from the umpires the 6 match referees chosen for the 2019 Cricket World Cup are: Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle and Richie Richardson.