ICC announces international umpires panel

Published: Monday, June 26, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Dubai:Umpires from Bermuda, Germany, Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia and Nepal will get a chance to stand in ODIs involving ICC Associate Members and high-performing officials may also be considered for the Champions Trophy and World Cup.

The umpires -- included in the inaugural Associate and Affiliate International panel after a review of their performances over the last 12 months -- are Paul Baldwin (Germany), Roger Dill (Bermuda), Shahul Hameed (Indonesia), Jeff Luck (Namibia), Subhash Modi (Kenya), Buddi Pradhan (Nepal), an ICC release said here.

It supersedes the ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel, created last year.

''The six members of the ICC Associate and Affiliate International Panel of Umpires can take pride in their selection and each of them now has a pathway to elite cricket,'' said ICC Umpires and Referees Manager Doug Cowie.

One member of the panel, Bermuda fireman Roger Dill, has already stood in five ODIs, alongside Emirates Elite Panel members Simon Taufel and Darrell Hair during the Bermuda-Canada-Zimbabwe tri-series in Trinidad and the Ireland-England match in Stormont respectively.

Dill, along with Paul Baldwin, Buddi Pradhan and Shahul Hameed also stood in February's ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Another member of the newly-created panel, Subhash Modi of Kenya, will stand alongside Hair in tomorrow's ODI between Scotland and Pakistan in Edinburgh.

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