PCB announces match officials for World XI tour

  • Former West Indian player, Sir Richie Richardson would be match referee for all three matches
  • All three matches will commence at 7:00pm

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced a panel of umpires and referees for Pakistan and the World XI matches named ‘Independence Cup’.

Award-winning Pakistan’s international cricket umpire, Aleem Dar, and Ahsan Raza ─ both of the Emirates Elite Panel of the International Cricket Council Umpires ─ will officiate in the series opener at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sept 12.

Shozab Raza, also from the international panel, will be the television umpire.

The second match of the series, scheduled to be played on Sept 13, will be umpired by Ahmed Shahab and Shozab Raza, with Ahsan Raza as the television umpire.

The series finale on Sept 15 will be umpired by Ahsan Raza and Shozab Raza, with Ahmed Shahab as the television umpire.

The ICC has already appointed Sir Richie Richardson as match referee for the series, who arrived in Lahore on Saturday.

Aleem Dar, who was the ICC Umpire of the Year from 2009-2011, has been appointed only for the opening contest as he is scheduled to attend the ICC Elite Match Officials workshop in Dubai on Sept 13-15.

All three matches will commence at 7:00pm on their respective days and the tickets have been majorly sold by PCB, however, a few would be handed over to cricket fans on Saturday and Sunday at selected branches of Bank of Punjab.

Online ticketing portal eticketing.pk would also offer tickets, however, general stand wickets worth Rs500 each are likely to be made available at BoP branches only.