ICC announces match officials for WTC final

Dubai : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the match officials for the ICC World Test Championship final to be played between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from June 18-22.

According to the ICC release, Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of Match Referees will oversee the proceedings while Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough of the Elite Panel of Umpires will be the on-field officials for the match.

Richard Kettleborough, also a member of the elite panel, will be the TV umpire, and Alex Wharf of the ICC International Panel of Umpires the fourth official.

‘We are pleased to announce an experienced team of match officials for the final of the World Test Championship,’ said Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees.

‘It has not been an easy time with the pandemic, but we are fortunate to have a group of officials at the top of their field who have been consistent over the years in this momentous fixture. We wish them all the very best,’ he added.

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