The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Tuesday, announced the match officials for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, starting this October in Australia. The umpires will take charge of the duties in the First Round and the Super 12 as decided by the board.
The ICC clarified the match officials for respective matches, narrating that,
Chief Referee of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, Ranjan Madugalle, is part of a quartet of former international cricketers who make up the match referees for the eighth edition of the T20 World Cup. Sri Lankan Madugalle is joined by Andrew Pycroft of Zimbabwe, England’s Christopher Broad and Australian David Boon.
Pycroft will take charge of the tournament opener in Geelong on 16 October when Sri Lanka takes on Namibia in the First Round, with Joel Wilson and Rodney Tucker the umpires in the middle. Paul Reiffel will act as the TV umpire with Erasmus, occupying the role of the fourth umpire.
Erasmus, Tucker and Aleem Dar are all set to appear in their seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with Langton Rusere umpiring in his second World Cup of the year, having stood in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, including acting as reserve umpire for the final.
Rusere will be the TV umpire in place when Australia and New Zealand kick off the Super 12 round on 22 October in Sydney. The match is a replay of the 2021 final, and Rusere will be joined by Adrian Holdstock and Dharmasena (on-field) and Richard Illingworth (fourth umpire).
It must be mentioned here that match officials for the semi-finals and the final have not been decided yet and will be grouped in a shorter course. The complete list of officials is as follows:
Match officials for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Match Referees: Andrew Pycroft, Christopher Broad, David Boon, Ranjan Madugalle
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Aleem Dar, Ahsan Raza, Christopher Brown, Christopher Gaffaney, Joel Wilson, Kumara Dharmasena, Langton Rusere, Marais Erasmus, Michael Gough, Nitin Menon, Paul Reiffel, Paul Wilson, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Rodney Tucker
It is pertinent to mention here that the Group Stage begins on October 16th, whereas the Super 12 round will kick-start on October 22nd. You can check the schedule for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12s here and for the Group stage here. Whereas all the squads are mentioned here.