England’s Richard Illingworth and Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand would be the on-field umpires within the upcoming World Check Championship (WTC) ultimate between India and Australia in London, the ICC mentioned on Monday.
The Worldwide Cricket Council has introduced the match officers for the marquee conflict, which might be performed between world cricket’s two heavyweights at The Oval from June 7-11.
“Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand and Richard Illingworth of England have been named because the on-field umpires for the Final Check, which has 12 June earmarked as a reserve day to make up for any misplaced time throughout the scheduled 5 days of play,” the ICC mentioned in a press launch.
Gaffaney, 48, might be standing in his forty ninth Check match whereas will probably be the sixty fourth Check for 59-year-old Illingworth, who additionally stood within the first WTC ultimate two years in the past that New Zealand received with an eight-wicket victory over India in Southampton.
One other England umpire, Richard Kettleborough, will even be officiating in a second successive WTC ultimate, as soon as once more appointed because the TV umpire.
Kumar Dharmasena of Sri Lanka would be the fourth umpire, whereas Richie Richardson of the West Indies would be the match referee. Whereas India performed within the WTC ultimate as soon as, in its inaugural version, will probably be Australia’s maiden look within the summit showdown of the Check championship.