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Aleem Dar among 16-member umpires panel for ICC World Cup

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a panel of 16 umpires to officiate upcoming ICC World Cup matches, which includes Pakistan Aleem Dar.

The ICC also announced six match referees for the World Cup which start at the end of next month in England.

The 48-match event will be held from May 30 to July 14, with the top 10 one-day international sides competing.

As per ICC announcement, the opening match between England and South Africa at The Oval will see David Boon as match referee, Kumar Dharmasena one of the two on-field umpires and Paul Reiffel as the third umpire.

Boon was a member of the Allan Border-led Australia side that won its first World Cup title in 1987. Dharmasena was part of Arjuna Ranatunga’s champion team of 1996 and Reiffel was a World Cup winner for Australia under Steve Waugh in 1999.

England’s Ian Gould, also named to the officiating squad, was England’s wicketkeeper in the 1983 World Cup. He said Friday he would retire after the tournament. Gould has officiated in 74 tests, 135 ODIs and 37 Twenty20 internationals.

The match referees for the world cup include Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie Richardson.

Umpires: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Michael Gough, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Paul Wilson.