International Panel of Umpires and Referees

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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[edit]

As of 11 July 2016, the ICC International Panel consisted of:[4]

Country On-field umpires Third umpires
Australia Simon Fry, Mick Martell Paul Wilson, Sam Nogajski
Bangladesh Sharfuddoula, Enamul Haque Anisur Rahman
England Michael Gough, Rob Bailey Tim Robinson
India Chettithody Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary C. K. Nandan
New Zealand Wayne Knights, Chris Brown Shaun Haig
Pakistan Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza Ahmed Shahab
South Africa Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock Bongani Jele
Sri Lanka Ranmore Martinesz, Ruchira Palliyaguruge Raveendra Wimalasiri
West Indies Joel Wilson, Gregory Brathwaite Nigel Duguid, Leslie Reifer
Zimbabwe Russell Tiffin, Jeremiah Matibiri Langton Rusere

Original panel[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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. ^ "Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires 2015-16". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 January 2016.