ICC adds two new umpires in elite panel for 2019-20
The Elite Panel of ICC Umpires appointed by the International Cricket Council is responsible to manage Test and ODI matches around the world.
The International Cricket Council named two new umpires in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20 seasons. ICC has named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in this list.
Selection panel consisting of ICC General Manager (Cricket), Geoff Allardice (Chairman), match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon and former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar have elevated both the umpires, Michael Gough and Joel Wilson, from the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires to ICC Elite Panel of Umpires.
Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20 (in alphabetical order)
• According to the selection panel, 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 have managed 13 Tests, 63 ODIs and 26 T20I matches.
• These new umpires have replaced retired umpire Ian Gould and Ravi Sundaram who were part of the previous panel.
• Apart from them, 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.
• On the other hand, the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of match referees is unchanged with Chris Broad, Ranjan Madugalle, Jeff Crowe, Andy Pycroft, David Boon, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath the seven officials on that list.
Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees for 2019-20