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 14 August 2018, the ICC International Panel consisted of:[4]

Country On-field umpires Third umpires
Afghanistan Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Ahmad Shah Durrani Bismallah Jan Shinwari
Australia Australia Simon Fry, Paul Wilson Sam Nogajski, Gerard Abood
Bangladesh Bangladesh Sharfuddoula, Anisur Rahman Masudur Rahman
England England Michael Gough, Rob Bailey Tim Robinson, Alex Wharf
India India Chettithody Shamshuddin, 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 Ahmed Shahab
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[edit]

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

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

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