After Pakistan Team, The Last Pakistan Representation Eliminated Too From Finals

After Pakistan Team, The Last Pakistan Representation Eliminated Too From Finals

SYDNEY – Finalising the umpires for the semi finals of the world cup, International; Cricket Council has omitted one of the finest umpires, Pakistan’s Aleem Dar.

This means after the the elimination of Pakistan cricket team from the knock out round, there will be no representation from Pakistani side in the final stages.

The match official appointments for the semi-final stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 have been announced. The first semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa will take place in Auckland on Tuesday with the focus then shifting to Sydney for Australia versus India on Thursday.

The match official appointments are as follows:

Tuesday, 24 March – New Zealand v South Africa, Auckland
David Boon (match referee), Ian Gould and Rod Tucker (on-field umpires), Nigel Llong (third umpire), Bruce Oxenford (fourth umpire)

Thursday, 26 March – Australia v India, Sydney
Ranjan Madugalle (match referee), Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough (on-field umpires), Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Richard Illingworth (fourth umpire)

Appointments for the 29 March final will be made in due course

Pakistan’s Aleem Dar one of the finest adjudicators in the international game who had stood as on-field umpire in the finals of the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, is a surprise omission for the last-four postings.

Usually, the ICC has a tendency to pick match officials for the title-decider from the panel supervising the semi-finals.
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