Dubai: No Indian found a place in the ICC's re-jigged Elite Panel of Umpires from which South African veteran Rudy Koertzen will retire next month, bringing down the curtains on a career spanning 18 years.
Another South African Marais Erasmus and Australian Rodney Tucker are the two new additions to the panel. Erasmus and Tucker will replace Koertzen and England's Mark Benson, who stepped down from the panel in February, the ICC said in a statement.
Ever since S Venkataraghavan retired from the 2002 original panel in 2004, India has had no representation in the elite list.
Koertzen announced his retirement from officiating, effective at the end of his upcoming Test assignments in England.
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Koertzen's last assignment as an elite umpire will be the second and final Test between Pakistan and Australia at Headingley from July 21 to 25.