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ICC announces match officials for India-England series

Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Dubai:West Indian Steve Bucknor, who was penalised by the ICC for the World Cup final fiasco, was today appointed, along with Australian Simon Taufel and Souith African Ian Howell, to stand as feild umpires in the three-match Test series between India and England.

Bucknor will pair with Taufel at the first Test at Lord's from July 19-23 and Howell will replace the West Indian for the second Test at Old Trafford from July 27-31.

Bucknor will return in the third Test at the Oval and will stand along with Howell from August 9-13.

Sri Lankan Ranjan Madugalle will be the match referee for the Test series.

For the seven-ODI series, West Indian Billy Doctrove will stand along with an ECB-appointed umpire in the first three matches on August 21, 24 and 27 while Pakistan's Aleem Dar will officiate in the last four matches to be played on August 30, September 2, 5 and 8.

Another Sri Lankan Roshan Mahanama will be the match referee for the whole ODI series.

Before the ODI series against England, India will travel to Glasgow for an ODI against Scotland on August 16 for which Madugalle will be the match referee while Howell and Englishman Ian Gould will stand as field umpires.

Meanwhile, former India pacer Javagal Srinath has been named as match referee for the three-match ODI series between Zimbabwe and South Africa to be played at Bulawayo (August 22) and Harare on August 25 and 26.

ICC also announced umpires and match referees for the upcoming series in Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe.

Match officials for India's England tour:

Test series:July 19-23: First Test at Lord's umpires: Simon Taufel, Steve Bucknor; July 27-31: Second Test at Trent Bridge umpires: Simon Taufel, Ian Howell; Aug 9-13: Third Test at The Oval umpires: Steve Bucknor, Ian Howell.

Ranjan Madugalle will officiate as Match Referee for all the Tests.

ODI series: 1st ODI: Aug 21 at Rose Bowl umpires: Billy Doctrove, an ECB nominee; 2nd ODI: Aug 24 at The Oval umpires: Billy Doctrove, an ECB nominee; 3rd ODI: Aug 27 at Edgbaston umpires: Billy Doctrove, an ECB nominee; 4th ODI: Aug 30 at Old Trafford umpires: Aleem Dar, an ECB nominee; 5th ODI: Sept 2 at Headingley umpires: Aleem Dar, an ECB nominee; 6th ODI: Sept 5 at The Oval umpires: Aleem Dar, an ECB nominee; 7th ODI: Sept 8 at Lord's umpires: Aleem Dar, an ECB nominee.

Ranjan Madugalle will function as Match Referee for all the ODIs.

Aug 16: One-off ODI against Scotland at Glasgow Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle Field Umpires: Ian Howell and Ian Gould

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