SYDNEY: Pakistan’s most celebrated umpire Aleem Dar and Marais Erasmus of South Africa will officiate in the first Ashes cricket Test between Australia and England, which begins at The Gabba in Brisbane on Nov 23.
Aleem will also stand in the second Test in Adelaide, with New Zealand’s Chris Gaffaney, while Erasmus with team up with Gaffaney for the third Test in Perth.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena will umpire the last two Tests of the five-match series, joining India’s Sundaram Ravi for the fourth Test in Melbourne and then Joel Wilson of the West Indies for the final clash in Sydney.
Ex-West Indies captain Richie Richardson has been appointed match referee for the first three Tests while ex-Sri Lankan skipper Ranjan Madugalle is given the job for the last two matches.
Published in Dawn, November 15th, 2017