Cricket World Cup 2011

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Officials for the 2011 Cricket World Cup were selected by the Umpire selection panel and the information was released on 12 December, 2010. Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires and a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque to officiate at the World Cup: 5 were from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies. It also selected 5 match referees for the event.[1]

The umpire selection panel consisted of David Richardson (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).[2]

Umpires

Out of the selected umpires, 12 of them belong to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires while the rest 6 belong to the International Panel of Umpires and Referees. In addition, a reserve umpire Enamul Haque has been selected from Bangladesh who will officiate in the warm up matches and if required, during the event.

The members of the Elite Panel of ICC umpires are generally thought to be the best umpires in the world and hence offiate in almost all major cricket tournaments and ICC Events. The rest six of the International Panel of Umpires have been identified as emerging and talented match officials, who have already officiated at international level with experience of conditions in the Asian sub-continent and are now ready to umpire in the World Cup.[3]
Umpire Country Panel
Asad Rauf  Pakistan Elite
Billy Bowden  New Zealand Elite
Billy Doctrove  West Indies Elite
Aleem Dar  Pakistan Elite
Simon Taufel  Australia Elite
Steve Davis  Australia Elite
Tony Hill  New Zealand Elite
Asoka de Silva  Sri Lanka Elite
Ian Gould  England Elite
Daryl Harper  Australia Elite
Marais Erasmus  South Africa Elite
Rod Tucker  Australia Elite
Shavir Tarapore  India International
Bruce Oxenford  Australia International
Amish Saheba  India International
Richard Kettleborough  England International
Nigel Llong  England International
Kumar Dharmasena  Sri Lanka International
Enamul Haque (reserve)  Bangladesh International

[edit] Referees

5 referees were also selected by the selection panel. All the selected referees belong to the Elite Panel of ICC Referees and are considered as the best cricket referees in the world. [4]

Referee Country
Ranjan Madugalle  Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama  Sri Lanka
Andy Pycroft  Zimbabwe
Jeff Crowe  New Zealand
Chris Broad  England

[edit] References

  1. ^ Officials to deploy next year. Starbroek news. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010
  2. ^ Umpires announced Cricbuzz. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010
  3. ^ Umpires and referees selected for the Cup Yahoo. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010
  4. ^ Officials named for the 2011 World Cup Pakistan news blog. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010

 

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