International Panel of ICC Umpires

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The International Panel of ICC Umpires was established by the ICC in 1994 following trial in 1992/3, to ensure that one neutral umpire would stand in every Test match.[1] It is made up of officials nominated from each of the ten Test playing cricket boards. From 2002, its role in Tests was largely supplanted by the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.

Umpires from the International Panel are employed to officiate home One Day international matches, but may also be called upon to aid the Elite Panel in Test matches and overseas ODIs during busy cricketing calendar years.[2][3] Each full member nation nominates two onfield umpires and a 3rd umpire to join the panel.

Current panel

As of November 2018, the ICC International Panel consisted of:[4]

Country Selected Umpires Panel
Afghanistan Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Bismallah Jan Shinwari
Australia Australia Simon Fry, Paul Wilson, Sam Nogajski, Gerard Abood
Bangladesh Bangladesh Sharfuddoula, Masudur Rahman, Gazi Sohel, Tanvir Ahmed
England England Michael Gough, Rob Bailey. Tim Robinson, Alex Wharf
India India C. Shamsuddin, Anil Chaudhary, C. K. Nandan, Nitin Menon
Republic of Ireland Ireland Mark Hawthorne, Roland Black, Alan Neill, Paul Reynolds
New Zealand New Zealand Wayne Knights, Chris Brown, Shaun Haig
Pakistan Pakistan Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz
South Africa South Africa Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock, Bongani Jele, Allahudien Paleker
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Ranmore Martinesz, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Raveendra Wimalasiri, Lyndon Hannibal
West Indies Cricket Board West Indies Joel Wilson, Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid, Leslie Reifer
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Russell Tiffin, Jeremiah Matibiri, Langton Rusere, Iknow Chabi

Original panel

The original members of the International Panel in 1994 were:[1]

Country Members
Australia Australia Darrel Hair, Steve Randell
England England Dickie Bird, Ken Palmer, Nigel Plews, David Shepherd
India India VK Ramaswamy, Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
New Zealand New Zealand Brian Aldridge, Steve Dunne
Pakistan Pakistan Khizer Hayat, Mahboob Shah
South Africa South Africa Barry Lambson, Karl Liebenberg
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka B. C. Cooray, K. T. Francis
West Indies Cricket Board West Indies Lloyd Barker, Steve Bucknor
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Kantilal Kanjee, Ian Robinson

See also


  1. ^ a b Cricket: Bird launches initiative, The Independent, 14 January 1994
  2. ^ ICC – Match Officials Archived 1 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ International Panel Duties
  4. ^ "ICC International Panel of Umpires". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
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