The semi-final game of the current World Cup will be played on the field from tomorrow. Cricket’s governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the names of the match officials who will officiate the two semi-finals of the ODI World Cup.
Hosts India and New Zealand will meet in the first semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15. England’s Richard Illingworth and Australia’s 59-year-old Rod Tucker will be on-field umpires in this match. With this match, Tucker will touch the milestone of 100th match as an umpire. He will conduct the 100th match as the 20th ODI umpire in the world. Earlier, England’s Richard Kettleborough reached the milestone of 100 matches in this World Cup.
Joel Wilson of West Indies will be the third umpire in the match. The fourth umpire will be South Africa’s Adrian Holdstock. Andy Pycroft of Zimbabwe has been given the responsibility of the match referee.
The next day i.e. November 16, South Africa and Australia will meet in the second semi-final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. England’s Kettleborough and India’s Nitin Menon will be onfield umpires in the second semi-final match. New Zealand’s Chris Gaffney will be the third umpire and England’s Michael Gough will be the fourth umpire. India’s Javagal Srinath has been given the responsibility of match referee.