Richie Richardson named among panel of 26 officials for ICC T20 World Cup

Former  West  Indies  test  captain  Richie  Richardson  has  been  named  among  the  panel  of  26   officials for  the  ICC  T20  World  Cup next  month.

The list includes 20 umpires and six match referees who will officiate in the ninth edition of the men’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the United States

The  tournament marks the first time that 20 teams will participate, playing a total of 55 matches over 28 days at nine venues, making it the largest ICC T20 World Cup to date.

As  the  only  other  caribbean  official  on  the  list  of  26, along  with   last year’s winner of the David Shepherd trophy for ICC umpire of the year, Richard Illingworth, along with Kumar Dharmasena, Chris Gaffaney and Paul Reiffel, who all featured in the final of the men’s T20 World Cup 2022 between England and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The match referees’ team includes ranjan madugalle, who officiated the 2022 final, along with the format’s most experienced referee, Jeff Crowe.

Crowe holds the record for officiating in most number of T20 internationals  having made 175 appearances, while Andrew Pycroft, also part of the Elite List, is just one match away from reaching the milestone of 150 T20 internationals


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