ICC names Madugalle as match referee for Bangladesh T20Is in Lahore


Lahore: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Ranjan Madugalle as the match referee for the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Bangladesh to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 24, 25 and 27 January.

It will be for the very first time that the 60-year-old Madugalle will referee in T20Is in Pakistan. He has served responsibilities in 15 Tests and 20 ODIs in Pakistan previously.

The Sri Lankan is the latest elite panel match referee to be appointed in Pakistan after David Boon was appointed for West Indies T20Is, Sri Lanka ODIs, and T20Is. Jeff Crowe for 1st Sri Lanka Test and Andy Pycroft for the 2nd Sri Lanka Test. West Indies Richie Richardson served in three T20Is Pakistan played against World XI in September 2017.

The umpiring responsibilities in T20Is are handed over to locals, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided Ahsan Raza and Shozab Raza as the on-field umpires, Ahmed Shahab as the third umpire and Tariq Rasheed as the fourth umpire.

For the first Test in Rawalpindi from 7-11 February between the two countries, the ICC will announce the later.