PCB nominates Ali Naqvi as match referee for ICC panel

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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its nominations to the ICC Panel of International Match Officials for the 2020-21 season.

Former Test opener Ali Naqvi has been nominated as the only new inclusion in the ICC Panel of International Match Referees. He joins Prof. Javed Malik.

Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz Waqar, and Shozab Raza have been retained in the ICC Panel of International Umpires.

The 43-year-old Ali has replaced Mohammad Anees, who is part of the PCB’s six-member Elite Panel of Match Referees. Anees refereed in two ODIs in November 2017 between Papua New Guinea and Scotland in Dubai.

Ali joined the PCB Panel of Match Referees in 2016-17. He was promoted to the elite panel in 2018-19. He is presently a member of the PCB Cricket Committee as the match officials’ representative.

Ali has represented Pakistan in five Tests scoring 242 runs at just over 30. He scored a hundred on debut in Rawalpindi. He registered 5,881 runs in 115 matches with 14 centuries and 24 half-centuries in first-class cricket and retired in 2011.

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