Lone ‘Indian’ star on World Cup horizon: Sundaram Ravi only Indian among 22 match officials for the cricket world cup

News Bharati    26-Apr-2019



New Delhi, Apr 26: Cricket is one of the most famous and admired sports in India. Everybody is eagerly waiting for the coming Cricket World Cup. Now, ICC comes up with the appointment of Umpire for coming world cup. On, Friday, Three World Cup winners and one Indian umpire, Sundaram Ravi were named as 22 match officials for league stage of the mega sports event.

As per ICC announcement, 16 umpires and 6 match referees have been finalized for the 48-match tournament. In this list, Sundaram Ravi is only Indian who officiating in the tournament.

 

He had recently received a bombardment of criticism, including from India captain Virat Kohli, for failing to spot a no-ball from Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga in an IPL game last month.

The opening match between hosts England and South Africa at The Oval will see three World Cup winners officiating. David Boon will be the match referee, Kumar Dharmasena one of the two on-field umpires and Paul Reiffel the third umpire Bruce Oxenford will be the other on-field umpire and Joel Wilson the fourth official for the match.