Umpires keep English flag flying at World Cup

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Shukriya Pakistan

SYDNEY: England may have bowed out of the World Cup but they had plenty of representation among the list of match officials announced on Monday for this week’s quarter-finals.

Umpires Richard Illingworth, a member of the England side that lost to Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup final in Melbourne, Ian Gould (England’s wicketkeeper at the 1983 World Cup), Richard Kettleborough and Nigel Llong will all have roles in the last eight.

Meanwhile, former England batsman Chris Broad, whose son Stuart was in England’s World Cup squad, will be the match referee for the fourth quarter-final between New Zealand and the West Indies in Wellington on Saturday.

Australia’s leading officials also had quarter-final posts, with umpires Rod Tucker, Bruce Oxenford, Steve Davis and former Test batsman turned match referee David Boon all involved.

Officials for the semi-finals and March 29 final in Melbourne will be announced in due course.

World Cup quarter-final officials:

Mar 18: Sri Lanka v South Africa (SCG)

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS), Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

Mar 19: Bangladesh v India (MCG)

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG), Aleem Dar (PAK)

TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)

Mar 20: Australia v Pakistan, Adelaide Oval

Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Kumar Dharmasena SRI)

TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

Mar 21: New Zealand v West Indies, Wellington Regional Stadium

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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