ICC names match officials for Pakistan-Sri Lanka series
LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named its match representatives for Pakistan’s home series against Sri Lanka commencing from Oct 27 in Karachi with the first of the three One-day Internationals before the teams race for the trophy.
The David Boon from Australia was named an ICC match referee, two ICC elite panel umpire, Micheal Gough and Joel Wilson are also nominated for the ODI series.
Zimbabwe became the first International team to visit Pakistan in 2015 after the attack on the Sri Lankan team’s bus in 2009. But, the ICC had declines to name game officials at that time, citing security concerns.
In 2018, however, Boon was nominated as a match referee for the T20 tournament for a domestice match against the West Indies by the worldwide crickey governing body.
From Pakistan, world-famous umpire Aleem Dar, selected from the elite panel, was nominated by the Pakistan Cricket Board as home-umpire for the third ODI to be played on Oct 2, and also for all three T20Is to be played on Oct 5, 7 and 9.