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Saikat to officiate in ICC Mens T20 WC opener

Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 223

Saikat to officiate in ICC Mens T20 WC opener

Saikat to officiate in ICC Mens T20 WC opener

ICC on Wednesday announced the list of umpires to officiate the ICC Mens T20 World Cup. Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat will become the first Bangladeshi umpire to officiate at an ICC Mens T20 World Cup when he stands in the tournament opener between USA and Canada on June 1, confirmed an ICC media release on Wednesday.

Saikat, 47, took charge of five matches at last years ICC Mens Cricket World Cup and has also been on the panel at two ICC Womens Cricket World Cups and the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2018.

The trailblazing official will be joined in the middle on the opening night by Richard Illingworth, who won the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year for the third time in 2023 and took charge of the ICC Mens Cricket World Cup Final between India and Australia last year.

Richie Richardson will be the match referee in Dallas, with Sam Nogajski as TV umpire and Langton Rusere in place as fourth umpire.

Kumar Dharmasena, Chris Gaffaney, Richard Kettleborough and Joel Wilson are among the other experienced officials returning for more World Cup action, with the knockout stage appointments to be announced at a later date.

Match Officials for ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2024:

Umpires: Chris Brown, Kumar Dharmasena, Chris Gaffaney, Michael Gough, Adrian Holdstock, Richard Illingworth, Allahudien Paleker, Richard Kettleborough, Jayaraman Madanagopal, Nitin Menon, Sam Nogajski, Ahsan Raza, Rashid Riaz, Paul Reiffel, Langton Rusere, Shahid Saikat, Rodney Tucker, Alex Wharf, Joel Wilson and Asif Yaqoob.

Match referees: David Boon, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andrew Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath.

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