International Panel of ICC Umpires

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The International Panel of ICC Umpires was established by the ICC in 1994 following trial in 1992/3, to ensure that one neutral umpire would stand in every Test match.[1] It is made up of officials nominated from each of the twelve Test playing cricket boards. From 2002, its role in Tests was largely supplanted by the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.

Umpires from the International Panel are employed to officiate home One Day international matches, but may also be called upon to aid the Elite Panel in Test matches and overseas ODIs during busy cricketing calendar years.[2][3]

Current panel[edit]

As of 1 November 2022, the ICC International Panel consisted of:[4][5]

Country Selected Umpires Panel
Afghanistan Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Bismallah Jan Shinwari, Izatullah Safi
Australia Australia Shawn Craig, Paul Wilson, Sam Nogajski, Gerard Abood
Bangladesh Bangladesh Sharfuddoula, Masudur Rahman, Gazi Sohel, Tanvir Ahmed
England England Alex Wharf, David Millns, Martin Saggers, Mike Burns
India India Jayaraman Madanagopal, Anil Chaudhary, Virender Sharma, K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan
Ireland Ireland Mark Hawthorne, Roland Black, Alan Neill, Paul Reynolds
New Zealand New Zealand Wayne Knights, Chris Brown, Shaun Haig
Pakistan Pakistan Ahsan Raza, Faisal Khan Afridi, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz
South Africa South Africa Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock, Bongani Jele, Allahudien Paleker
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Prageeth Rambukwella, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Raveendra Wimalasiri, Lyndon Hannibal
Cricket West Indies West Indies Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid, Leslie Reifer, Patrick Gustard
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Langton Rusere, Iknow Chabi, Christopher Phiri, Forster Mutizwa

Previous panel[edit]

The original members of the International Panel in 1994 were:[1]

Country Members
Australia Australia Darrel Hair, Steve Randell
England England Dickie Bird, Ken Palmer, Nigel Plews, David Shepherd
India India VK Ramaswamy, Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
New Zealand New Zealand Brian Aldridge, Steve Dunne
Pakistan Pakistan Khizer Hayat, Mahboob Shah
South Africa South Africa Barry Lambson, Karl Liebenberg
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka B. C. Cooray, K. T. Francis
Cricket West Indies West Indies Lloyd Barker, Steve Bucknor
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Kantilal Kanjee, Ian Robinson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cricket: Bird launches initiative, The Independent, 14 January 1994
  2. ^ ICC – Match Officials Archived 1 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "International Panel Duties". Archived from the original on 26 May 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  4. ^ "ICC International Panel of Umpires". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  5. ^ "KN Ananthapadmanabhan promoted to ICC's international panel of umpires". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2020.