2011 Cricket World Cup officials

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Officials for the 2011 Cricket World Cup were selected by the Umpire selection panel and the information was released on 12 December, 2010. Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires and a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque to officiate at the World Cup: 5 were from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies. It also selected 5 match referees for the event.[1]

The umpire selection panel consisted of David Richardson (ICC General Manager - Cricket), Ranjan Madugalle (ICC Chief Match Referee), David Lloyd (former player, coach, umpire and now television commentator) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (former elite panel umpire).[2]

Umpires[edit]

Out of the selected umpires, 12 of them belong to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires while the rest 6 belong to the International Panel of Umpires and Referees. In addition, a reserve umpire Enamul Haque has been selected from Bangladesh who will officiate in the warm up matches and if required, during the event.

The members of the Elite Panel of ICC umpires are generally thought to be the best umpires in the world and hence offiate in almost all senior cricket tournaments and ICC Events. The rest six of the International Panel of Umpires have been identified as emerging and talented match officials, who have already officiated at international level with experience of conditions in the Asian sub-continent and are now ready to umpire in the World Cup.[3]

Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel were elected to the final, second and first final respectely.

Umpire Country Panel Matches WC Matches 2011 WC
Asad Rauf  Pakistan Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 83 8 5
Billy Bowden  New Zealand Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 150 16 5
Billy Doctrove  West Indies Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 101 8 5
Aleem Dar  Pakistan Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 138 14 8
Simon Taufel  Australia Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 159 15 8
Steve Davis  Australia Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 97 3 7
Tony Hill  New Zealand Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 79 3 5
Asoka de Silva  Sri Lanka Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 110 10 4
Ian Gould  England Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 48 3 7
Daryl Harper  Australia Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 169 16 5
Marais Erasmus  South Africa Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 26 0 6
Rod Tucker  Australia Elite Panel of ICC Umpires 18 0 6
Shavir Tarapore  India International Panel of Umpires and Referees 16 0 4
Bruce Oxenford  Australia International Panel of Umpires and Referees 21 1 5
Amiesh Saheba  India International Panel of Umpires and Referees 47 0 4
Richard Kettleborough  England International Panel of Umpires and Referees 12 0 4
Nigel Llong  England International Panel of Umpires and Referees 39 0 5
Kumar Dharmasena  Sri Lanka International Panel of Umpires and Referees 20 1 5
Enamul Haque (reserve)  Bangladesh International Panel of Umpires and Referees 31 0 0

Referees[edit]

5 referees were also selected by the selection panel. All the selected referees belong to the Elite Panel of ICC Referees and are considered as the best cricket referees in the world. [4] Jeff Crowe was the referee in the final.

Referee Country Matches WC Matches 2011 WC
Ranjan Madugalle  Sri Lanka 252 33 13
Roshan Mahanama  Sri Lanka 151 3 12
Andy Pycroft  Zimbabwe 30 0 3
Jeff Crowe  New Zealand 131 12 9
Chris Broad  England 177 9 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Officials to deploy next year. Starbroek news. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010
  2. ^ Umpires announced Cricbuzz. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010
  3. ^ Umpires and referees selected for the Cup Yahoo. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010
  4. ^ Officials named for the 2011 World Cup Pakistan news blog. Retrieved on 13 Dec, 2010

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