Match officials for World T20 Qualifier

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 19, 2012 16:20 hrs

Dubai, Feb 19 (IBNS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced match officials for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 (WT20Q) which will take place from 13 to 24 March 2012.

The tournament will see 16 teams from across ICC's five regions competing for the remaining two places at the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 which will be staged from 18 September to 7 October in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekele.

The winner of the UAE event will join Group B which includes Australia and West Indies while the runner-up will join defending champion England and former winner India in Group A.



The match officials for the event include five-time ICC Umpire of the Year, Simon Taufel, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Taufel will be part of a team of 12 officials from a wide-range of countries who will be officiating in the tournament.
Ahead of the tournament Taufel will host the umpires in a two-day workshop at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai in order to help the officials prepare for the event. Meanwhile, during his time with his fellow umpires over the tournament, Taufel will also act as a mentor and will help educate and guide the umpires throughout, as part of an ICC initiative for umpires' development.

The four match referees for the event come from the ICC's Regional Match Referees and include former Sri Lanka Test cricketer Graeme La Brooy, former West Indies opener Adrian Griffith., David Jukes of England and Dev Govindjee from South Africa.

The match appointments will be announced in due course.

The match officials for the ICC WT20Q UAE 2012 are as follows:

ICC Regional Match Referees
David Jukes (England)
Dev Govindjee (South Africa)
Adrian Griffith (West Indies)
Graeme La Brooy (Sri Lanka)

ICC Umpires
Simon Taufel (Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires)

Sudhir Asnani (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Johan Cloete (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Chris Gaffaney (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Ranmore Martinesz (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Ahsan Raza (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Joel Wilson (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)

Roger Dill (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Mark Hawthorne (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Buddhi Pradhan (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Sarika Prasad (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Ian Ramage (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)

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