Professional match referees

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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Ranjan Madugalle: Date of birth: April 22, 1959: Ranjan was appointedChief ICC match referee in December 2001, a position that recognised hisachievements during eight years as a member of the ICC panel.

He was match referee for the 1999 World Cup final in England, the ICCKnock-out final of 1998 and 2000 and has covered 38 Test matches and morethan 100 One-day Internationals.

Ranjan represented Sri Lanka in 21 Test matches and 65 One-day Internationalsbetween 1979 and 1989. He was national captain from 1987 to 1989 and servedtwo spells as a national selector.

Clive Lloyd: Date of birth: August, 1944: Clive led one of the mostsuccessful teams in the history of the game as captain of the all-conquering WestIndies sides of the 1970s and 80s. He played in 110 Tests between 1966-67 and1984-85 and is regarded as one of the most powerful and destructive batsmen inthe history of the game.

He scored more than 7,500 Test runs with 19 centuries and an average of 46.67.Clive was the first West Indian to play in 100 Tests and captained the side in 74matches; winning 36, drawing 26 and losing on just 12 occasions. He was alsocaptain of the first side to win the World Cup, in 1975, a feat repeated four yearslater in 1979.

Clive was an ICC referee between 1992-93 and 1995-96 and managed the WestIndies team for three years between 1996 and 1999.

Mike Procter: Date of birth: September 15, 1946: Mike was anoutstanding fast bowling all-rounder for South Africa, who was denied a lengthyTest career by his country's exclusion from international cricket.

His 41 wickets at 15 runs apiece in just seven Tests hinted at his talent, which wasfulfilled at first class level in South Africa and England with more than 1,400wickets at 19.53 and 21,936 runs at an average of 36, with 48 centuries.

One of Wisden's five cricketers of the Year in 1970, he was an inspirationalcaptain of English county side Gloucestershire for several seasons.

Mike coached the South African national side from the time of its readmission tointernational cricket in 1991, through to 1994 and is a member of the nationalselection panel. He has also been a media commentator with broadcasters in SouthAfrica.

Wasim Raja: Date of birth: July 3, 1952: Wasim was a successfulall-rounder for Pakistan, playing in 57 Tests and 54 One-day Internationalsbetween 1972/73 and 1984/85. Four hundreds and 18 half centuries highlighted hisleft handed, middle order batting, while his right arm leg spin brought him 51 Testwickets.

He was vice-captain of the national team for a period during his 10 years ofinternational representation. Wasim coached the Pakistan national team beforemoving into the academic world as a geography and physical education teacher inEngland. He holds a masters degree in political science.

Gundappa Viswanath: Date of birth: February 12, 1949: Gundappa wasone of India's greatest batsmen, playing in 91 Tests between 1969-70 and 1982-83.His 6,080 runs at 41.93 and 14 centuries – one on debut against Australia –underline his status as a mainstay of the Indian batting during the 1970s and early1980s.

In all first class cricket he scored almost 18,000 runs at 40.93, with 44 stylishlycompiled centuries. Since retirement he has worked in banking with the State Bankof India and has been a member of the ICC referees panel since 1999, althoughprofessional commitments have so far restricted him to officiating in two Tests and16 ODIs.

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