Match Officials

Aleem Dar
DOB: 06/06/68
Born: Jhang, Pakistan

Appeared in 17 first-class matches in Pakistan as a player.
He made his international umpiring debut in an ODI, aged 31, at Gujranwala in 2000.
Umpired in the ICC CWC 2003, 2007 and 2011 events.
He is the first Pakistan umpire to be part of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel. Dar has won the LG ICC Umpire of the Year award twice in a row: 2009 and 2010.

 

Bruce Oxenford
DOB: 05/03/60
Born: Southport, Queensland, Australia

He played eight first-class matches for Queensland from 1991-1993 as a lower-order right-hand batsman and leg break and googly bowler.
Became a first-class umpire in November 2001.
Was inducted into the ICC's Emirates International Panel of Umpires in 2007-08.
Appointed to the ICC Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2012.



Chris Gaffaney
DOB: 30/11/1975
Born: Dunedin, Otago

Played 83 first-class matches, 113 List A, and eight Twenty20 games for Otago.
Began his international umpiring career in 2010, and has officiated in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Promoted to the International Cricket Council's Elite Panel of Umpires in June 2015.
Worked with the New Zealand police for close to 10 years before taking over as a full-time umpire.



Ian Gould
DOB: 19/08/57
Born: Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England

This Englishman played in the ICC CWC 1983 as a wicket-keeper, making his final ODI appearance at the tournament.
He claimed 12 victims in the 1983 event, including Sunil Gavaskar, Javed Miandad and Ranjan Madugalle.
He umpired three matches of the ICC CWC 2007 and was the TV umpire in the ICC CWC 2011 final.
Gould has played football as a goalkeeper for Slough Town and Arsenal.



Kumar Dharmasena
DOB: 24/4/71
Born: Colombo, Sri Lanka

He was part of Sri Lanka's national team for over a decade.
He was a member of Sri Lanka's ICC CWC 1996 winning team.
He retired from competitive cricket in 2006 to pursue a career in umpiring.
He was Sri Lanka's youngest-ever international umpire on his debut in an ODI in 2009.
He also officiated in the ICC CWC 2011.
The all-rounder is also qualified to be a coach.
In May 2011 he was selected for the Elite Umpires' Panel

Marais Erasmus
DOB: 27/02/64
Born: George, Cape Province, South Africa

Played in 53 first-class games between 1988-1996 in South Africa.
He was inducted into the ICC's Emirates International Panel of Umpires in August 2008 and was promoted to the ICC Emirates Elite Umpire Panel in 2010.
His T20I debut as an umpire was in 2006.
Served as an umpire in the ICC WT20 2009 and 2010, as well as ICC CWC 2011.



Nigel Llong
DOB: 11/2/69
Born: Ashford, Kent

He was a left-hand batsman and off-spinner with Kent during the 1990s.
He started umpiring in 2000, joining the English first-class panel in 2002.
He stood in the first Twenty20 international in England in 2005.
He was inducted into the ICC's Emirates International Panel of Umpires in 2006.
He officiated at the ICC CWC 2011.

Paul Reiffel

DOB: 19/04/66

Born: Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
He was part of Australia's victorious 1999 World Cup team.
He made his first class umpiring debut in the 2004/2005 season after first umpiring in Melbourne grade cricket in 2002. 
He joined the Cricket Australia National Umpire's Panel in the 2005/2006 season.
He made his international umpiring debut in a ODI on February 2009.




Richard Illingworth 
DOB: 23/08/63
Born: Bradford, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

He has played domestic cricket for Worcestershire, Derbyshire and Natal.
He was appointed to the ECB full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 English cricket season.
He was promoted to the ICC International list on November 2009.
Appointed to the ICC Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2013.



Richard Kettleborough
DOB: 15/3/73
Born: Sheffield, Yorkshire

He is a former first-class cricketer who played 33 matches for Yorkshire and Middlesex.
He was a left-handed opener making seven half-centuries and one century.
The ECB added him to their list of umpires in 2006.
He was one of the umpires at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
In May 2011 he was selected for the Elite Umpires' Panel


Rod Tucker
DOB: 28/08/64
Born: Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales

He has played domestic cricket for New South Wales and Tasmania.
After his playing career ended, he turned to umpiring and was promoted to the ICC's Emirates International Panel of Umpires in 2010.
He made his ODI and T20I debut in 2009 in the series between Australia and South Africa played in Australia.
Umpired at the ICC WT20 2009 and 2010, as well as ICC CWC 2011.



Sundaram Ravi
DOB: 22/04/1966
Born: Bangalore, Karnataka

Made his international debut in a T20I between India and England in October 2011.
Has officiated in seven Test matches, 24 ODIs and 12 T20Is since then. 
Promoted to the Elite Panel in June 2015 as one of two replacements (Chris Gaffaney was the other) for Billy Bowden and Steve Davis.
Only the second Indian after S Venkataraghavan to be a part of the International Cricket Council's Elite Panel.