ICC NAMES TWO NEW UMPIRES IN ELITE PANEL FOR 2019-20

By ScoreLine Desk - July 30, 2019

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the season 2019-20 following the annual review and selection process.

Gough and Wilson have been elevated from the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires by the selection panel consisting of ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon.

Both these umpires have gained significant experience at the international level with Gough having officiated in nine Tests, 59 ODIs and 14 T20Is and Wilson having stood in 13 Tests, 63 ODIs and 26 T20Is. They replace retired umpire Ian Gould and Ravi Sundaram who were part of the previous panel.

Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees: “Being an elite official is an extremely challenging job. Every decision is scrutinised by millions of fans and each match official is subject to a rigorous ongoing performance assessments throughout the year.

“We are fortunate to have some fantastic officials who are able to withstand the pressures of the job and deliver consistently on the international stage. Michael and Joel are deserving additions to the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires and I wish them all the best for the coming season and for the future.”

The other members of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires are Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.

The Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees remains unchanged with David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath the seven officials on that list.

Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees for 2019-20:

Match Referee

Tests

ODIs

T20Is

Andy Pycroft


69


175


76

Chris Broad


98


316


92

David Boon
55


135


51



Javagal Srinath


46


220


75





Jeff Crowe


95


289


98



Ranjan Madugalle

187


359


99





Richie Richardson


22


54


31



Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20:



Umpire


Tests


ODIs


T20Is



Aleem Dar


126


206


43



Bruce Oxenford


55


95


20



Chris Gaffaney


27


68


20

Joel Wilson


13


63


26



Kumar Dharmasena


60


103


22


Marais Erasmus


55


90


26



Michael Gough


9


59


14



Nigel Llong


56


128


32

Paul Reiffel


43


68


16



Richard Illingworth


42


65


16



Richard Kettleborough


58


88


22

Rod Tucker


67


83


35











By ScoreLine Desk

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