Former England cricketer and International Cricket Council match referee Chris Broad has been named to oversee the proceedings of the ICC World Test Championship.
The International Cricket Council today (Monday) announced the match officials for the ICC World Test Championship Final. In first World Test Championship decider will be played between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to 22.
Chris Broad has been named the match referee. Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires will be the on-field officials.
Richard Kettleborough, also a member of the elite panel, will be the TV umpire, and Alex Wharf of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires the fourth official, ICC stated in a Press release.
“We are pleased to announce an experienced team of match officials for the final of the World Test Championship,” said ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees, Adrian Griffith.
“It has not been an easy time with the pandemic, but we are fortunate to have a group of officials at the top of their field who have been consistent over the years in this momentous fixture. We wish them all the very best.”
Both India and New Zealand have reached England for the summit clash. The Kiwis are engaged in the bilateral Test series with hosts England, while the Virat Kohli-led Indians have started practice while serving the mandatory quarantine at the Rose Bowl stadium facility in Southampton.
The match has also been an instant his with sponsors. ICC host broadcaster Star Sports has already roped in 12 broadcasters for the match.