ICC has announced the match officials for upcoming 2015 cricket world cup taking place in Australia and New Zealand starting in February 2015. The list include the match referees, umpires from three different international umpire panels. Following are the 25 man match official panel which will officiate world cup matches.
The Selection Process:
The list of umpires choosen for the world cup 2015 were selected by ICC’s selection penal which included the likes of Geoff Allardice (ICC GM), Ranjan Madugalle (ICC Chief match referee), David Lloyd & Srinivas Venkataraghavan. The 25 man list include 12 umpires from ICC elite penal of umpires, while there will be 8 umpires from International Panel who are given the opportunity to officiate world cup matches from the first time.
|1||David Boon (AUS)||Match Referee|
|2||Chris Broad (ENG)||Match Referee|
|3||Jeff Crowe (NZ)||Match Referee|
|4||Ranjan Madugalle (SRL)||Match Referee|
|5||Roshan Mahanama (SRL)||Match Referee|
|1||Aleem Dar (PAK)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|2||Billy Bowden (NZ)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|3||Bruce Oxenford (AUS)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|4||Ian Gould (ENG)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|5||Kumar Dharmasena (SRL)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|6||Marais Erasmus (SA)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|7||Nigel Llong (ENG)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|8||Paul Reiffel (AUS)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|9||Richard Illingworth (ENG)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|10||Richard Kettleborough (ENG)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|11||Rod Tucker (AUS)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|12||Steve Davis (ENG)||Umpire||Elite Panel|
|13||Johan Cloete (SA)||Umpire||international panel|
|14||Simon Fry (AUS)||Umpire||international panel|
|15||Chris Gaffaney (NZ)||Umpire||international panel|
|16||Michael Gough (ENG)||Umpire||international panel|
|17||Ranmore Martinesz (SRL)||Umpire||international panel|
|18||Ruchira Palliyaguru (SRL)||Umpire||international panel|
|19||S.Ravi (IND)||Umpire||international panel|
|20||Joel Wilson (WI)||Umpire||international panel|
Each umpire has his set of onfield and third umpires and they will accompany the umpire for every game he is appointed to officiate.
UMPIRES WORLD CUP MATCH APPOINTMENTS:
ICC has delayed the appointments of umpires for world cup matches and they will only disclose the appointments closer to the start of world cup itself. Which is a measure taken to cope with match fixing scandals.