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ICC has released the list of match officials for the 2023 World Cup. See who got the spot from India

 ICC has released the list of match officials for the 2023 World Cup.  See who got the spot from India

There is less than a month left for the ICC ODI World Cup to begin in India. This mega event will start from October 5 at the stadium in Ahmedabad. And the final will be played at this ground on November 19th. For the first time, India is organizing the entire ODI World Cup alone. ICC has now also announced the names of 20 match officials for the tournament.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has currently only announced the names of the match officials for the league phase matches. The names of the referees and referees for the semi-finals and finals will be announced later. The names of 16 umpires and 4 match referees are included in the 20 match officials issued by the ICC. Of these, 12 umpires belong to the ICC Elite Panel, while 4 belong to the ICC Emerging Umpires Panel.

Christopher Gaffney (New Zealand), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), Murray Erasmus (South Africa), Michael Gough (England), Nitin Menon (India), Paul Reiffel (Australia), Richard Illingworth (England), Richard Kettlebrough (England), Rodney Tucker (Australia), Joel Wilson (West Indies), Ahsan Raza (Pakistan), Adrian Holdstock (South Africa).

Sharafuddaula Ibne Shahid (Bangladesh), Paul Wilson (Australia), Alex Wharfe (England) and Chris Brown (New Zealand).

Jeff Crowe (New Zealand), Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe), Richie Richardson (West Indies), Javagal Srinath (India)

Apart from announcing the names of the match officials for the 2023 World Cup, ICC has also announced the names of the match officials for the first match between England and New Zealand on October 5. Nitin Menon and Kumar Dharmasena will play the role of on-field umpires in this match. Paul Wilson will be the third umpire while Sharafuddaula will be the fourth umpire. Andy Pycroft will be the referee for this game.

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