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ICC announces umpire and match referee appointments

All 12 umpires from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires will officiate at the tournament

ICC announces umpire and match referee appointments - Cricket News
The panel of umpires and match referees for ICC World Twenty20 2012 has been announced.
The ICC today announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the group stage of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, which will take place from 18 September to 7 October.

The match referees' responsibilities throughout the men's tournament will be shared between Ranjan Madugalle and Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees while Graeme La Brooy of the ICC Panel of Regional Referees, will be the match referee for the 21 and 23 September matches in Pallekele before travelling to Galle to oversee women's group stage of the event which will take place from 26 September to 1 October.

For Mr Madugalle, who has overseen 46 T20Is to date, it will be his fourth successive ICC World Twenty20 after he also refereed in the 2007, 2009 and 2010 events in South Africa, England and the West Indies, respectively while for Mr Crowe, it will be his second ICC World Twenty20 after he led the playing control team in West Indies in 2010. Mr Crowe has officiated in 30 T20Is to date.

The on-field responsibilities will be shared by all the 12 umpires from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, namely: Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker, who will be joined by Bruce Oxenford of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.

Meanwhile, appointments have also been made for the men's and women's warm-up matches for the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012. The men's warm-up matches will be staged from 13 September and will be played in Colombo while the women's matches will be held on 22 and 23 September also in Colombo.

None of these matches, including India and Pakistan match which will be broadcast live by ESPN STAR Sports, will carry official Twenty20 International status.

The match official appointments are as follows:

Warm Up matches
Men
13 Sep - Ireland v Zimbabwe, Moors Cricket Ground, Asoka de Silva and Ruchira Pulliyaguru (on-field umpires), Maurice de la Silva (third umpire)

13 Sep - Sri Lanka v West Indies, NCC, Ranmore Martinesz and TH Wijewardena (on-field umpires), Sena Nandiweera (third umpire)

15 Sep - Afghanistan v Sri Lanka A, Moors Cricket Ground, Ian Gould and Aleem Dar (on-field umpires), Tony Hill (third umpire)

15 Sep - Australia v New Zealand, NCC, Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough (on-field umpires), Nigel Llong (third umpire)

15 Sep - Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Colts Cricket Ground, Rod Tucker and Marais Erasmus (on-field umpires), Asad Rauf (third umpire)

15 Sep - India v Sri Lanka, P. Sara Oval, Simon Taufel and Steve Davis (on-field umpires), Billy Bowden (third umpire)*

17 Sep - India v Pakistan, R. Premadasa, Nigel Llong and Billy Bowden (on-field umpires), Ranmore Martinesz (third umpire), Sagara Gallage (fourth umpire)

17 Sep - Bangladesh v Ireland, Moors Cricket Ground, Ruchira Palliyaguru and Raveendra Wimalasiri (on-field umpires), Nishan Dhanasinge (third umpire)

17 Sep - England v Australia, NCC, Tony Hill and Marais Erasmus (on-field umpires), Maurice de la Silva (third umpire)

17 Sep - New Zealand v South Africa, Colts Cricket Ground, Bruce Oxenford and TH Wijewardena (on-field umpires), Rohitha Kottahachchi (third umpire)

17 Sep - Afghanistan v West Indies, P. Sara Oval, Asoka de Silva and Sena Nandiweera (on-field umpires), Gratien Liyanage (third umpire)

19 Sep - England v Pakistan, P. Sara Oval, Ranmore Martinesz and TH Wijewardena (on-field umpires), Ruchira Palliyaguru (third umpire)*indicates broadcast match

Women's
22 Sep - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women, NCC, Asoka de Silva and TH Wijewardena (on-field umpires), Ruchira Palliyaguru (third umpire)

22 Sep - England Women v South Africa Women, NCC, Ranmore Martinesz and Ruchira Palliyaguru (on-field umpires), TH Wijewardena (third umpire)

23 Sep - West Indies Women v Australia Women, Moors Cricket Ground, Ranmore Martinesz and Asoka de Silva (on-field umpires), Rurchira Palliyaguru (third umpire)

23 Sep - India Women v New Zealand Women, Moors Cricket Ground, TH Wijewardena and Ruchira Palliyaguru (on-field umpires), Ranmore Martinesz (third umpire)

Men's fixtures (Group stages)
18 Sep - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, Rod Tucker and Ian Gould (on-field umpires), Richard Kettleborough (third umpire), Steve Davis (fourth umpire), Jeff Crowe (match referee)

19 Sep - Australia v Ireland, Colombo, Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena (on-field umpires), Asad Rauf (third umpire), Simon Taufel (fourth umpire), Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

19 Sep - India v Afghanistan, Colombo, Asad Rauf and Simon Taufel (on-field umpires), Aleem Dar (third umpire), Kumar Dharmasena (fourth umpire), Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

20 Sep - South Africa v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, Steve Davis and Richard Kettleborough (on-field umpires), Ian Gould (third umpire), Rod Tucker (fourth umpire), Jeff Crowe (match referee)

21 Sep - New Zealand v Bangladesh, Pallekele, Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong (on-field umpires), Bruce Oxenford (third umpire), Tony Hill (fourth umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

21 Sep - England v Afghanistan, Colombo, Simon Taufel and Kumar Dharmasena (on-field umpires), Asad Rauf (third umpire), Aleem Dar (fourth umpire), Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

22 Sep - Sri Lanka v South Africa, Hambantota, Richard Kettleborough and Rod Tucker (on-field umpires), Steve Davis (third umpire), Ian Gould (fourth umpire), Jeff Crowe (match referee)

22 Sep - Australia v West Indies, Colombo, Aleem Dar and Asad Rauf (on-field umpires), Kumar Dharmasena (third umpire), Simon Taufel (fourth umpire), Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

23 Sep - Pakistan v New Zealand, Pallekele, Bruce Oxenford and Marais Erasmus (on-field umpires), Nigel Llong (third umpire), Billy Bowden (fourth umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

23 Sep - England v India, Colombo, Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel (on-field umpires), Kumar Dharmasena (third umpire), Asad Rauf (fourth umpire), Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

24 Sep - West Indies v Ireland, Colombo, Kumar Dharmasena and Asad Rauf (on-field umpires), Simon Taufel (third umpire), Aleem Dar (fourth umpire), Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

25 Sep - Pakistan v Bangladesh, Pallekele, Ian Gould and Steve Davis (on-field umpires), Rod Tucker (third umpire), Richard Kettleborough (fourth umpire), Jeff Crowe (match referee)

Women's
26 Sep - Sri Lanka Women v South Africa Women, Tony Hill and Billy Bowden (on-field umpires), Nigel Llong (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

26 Sep - New Zealand Women v West Indies Women, Bruce Oxenford and Nigel Llong (on-field umpires), Marias Erasmus (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

27 Sep - England Women v Pakistan Women, Tony Hill and Bruce Oxenford (on-field umpires), Billy Bowden (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

27 Sep - Australia Women v India Women, Billy Bowden and Marais Erasmus (on-field umpires), Tony Hill (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

28 Sep - New Zealand Women v South Africa Women, Nigel Llong and Bruce Oxenford (on-field umpires), Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

28 Sep - Sri Lanka Women v West Indies Women, Billy Bowden and Tony Hill (on-field umpires), Bruce Oxenford (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

29 Sep - Australia Women v Pakistan Women, Nigel Llong and Billy Bowden (on-field umpires), Tony Hill (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

29 Sep - India Women v England Women, Bruce Oxenford and Tony Hill (on-field umpires), Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

30 Sep - West Indies Women v South Africa Women, Tony Hill and Nigel Llong (on-field umpires), Billy Bowden (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

30 Sep - Sri Lanka Women v New Zealand Women, Bruce Oxenford and Marias Erasmus (both on-field), Nigel Llong (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

1 Oct - India Women v Pakistan Women, Nigel Llong and Billy Bowden (on-field umpires), Bruce Oxenford (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

1 Oct - Australia Women v England Women, Marais Erasmus and Tony Hill (on-field umpires), Billy Bowden (third umpire), Graeme La Brooy (match referee)

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