Tuesday, 18 January 2022

David Boon appointed match referee for Pak-Lanka series

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DUBAI: Australia star David Boon has been appointed by the ICC as match referee for the upcoming Pakistan versus Sri Lanka ODI and T20I series to be played in Karachi and Lahore from 27 to 9 October. Boon, 58, played 107 Tests and 181 ODIs for Australia from 1984 to 1996 and has been on the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees since 2011. In Karachi, Boon played two Tests scoring 151 runs. He scored 76 runs in two Tests and 132 runs in four ODIs at the Gaddafi Stadium.

As an ICC official, he has refereed in 135 ODIs and 51 T20Is. He returns to Karachi after refereeing in the three-match T2oI series between Pakistan and West Indies in 2018. Apart from Boon, the ICC has also appointed Michael Gough and Joel Wilson, both from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, for the ODIs. Gough had visited Karachi earlier this year for HBL Pakistan Super League 2019, which proved to be one of the most successful events in its short history.

Aleem Dar, also from the elite panel, has been appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board as a home umpire for the 2 October third ODI as well as all the three T20Is to be played in Lahore on 5, 7 and 9 October. Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza and Asif Yaqoob, all from the ICC Panel of International Umpires, will also be action during the forthcoming series.

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