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Nitin Menon included in Elite Panel for 2020-21

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India’s Nitin Menon has been included in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the season 2020-21 following the annual review and selection process conducted by the International Cricket Council.
The 36-year-old, who has officiated in three Tests, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, replaces England’s Nigel Llong and is the third from his country to make the prestigious panel after Srinivas Venkatraghavan and Sundaram Ravi.
 
A selection panel consisting of ICC General Manager - Cricket, Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon, picked Menon, who was earlier part of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires.
 
Nitin Menon: "It’s a great honour and matter of pride for me to be named in the Elite panel. To be officiating regularly along with the leading umpires and referees of the world is something that I always dreamt of and the feeling has yet to sink in.
 
"Having already officiated in Tests, ODIs and T20Is as well as in ICC events, I understand the great responsibility that comes with the job. I look forward to the challenges and will do my best at every opportunity I get. I also feel this is a responsibility on me to take Indian umpires forward and help them by sharing my experiences.
 
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, BCCI and ICC for their support and believing in my ability over the years. I would also like to thank my family for their sacrifices and unconditional support throughout my career."
 
Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees: "Nitin has come through our pathway system with very consistent performances. I congratulate him for being selected to the Elite panel and wish him continued success."
 
The other members of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires are Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Michael Gough, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker and Joel Wilson.
 
Nitin Menon’s downloadable video posts in English and Hindi are available on our Online Media Zone.
 
Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2020-21 (in alphabetical order):
 

Umpire

Tests

ODIs

T20Is

Aleem Dar

132

208

46

Kumar Dharmasena

65

105

22

Marais Erasmus

62

92

26

Chris Gaffaney

33

68

22

Michael Gough

14

62

14

Richard Illingworth

47

68

16

Richard Kettleborough

64

89

22

Nitin Menon

3

24

16

Bruce Oxenford

59

96

20

Paul Reiffel

48

70

16

Rod Tucker

71

84

35

Joel Wilson

19

66

26

 
Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees for 2020-21 (in alphabetical order):
 

Match Referee

Tests

ODIs

T20Is

David Boon

57

143

63

Chris Broad

100

323

106

Jeff Crowe

99

298

124

Ranjan Madugalle

193

363

104

Andy Pycroft

76

178

87

Richie Richardson

29

54

36

Javagal Srinath

53

223

83

 

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