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India's Chaudhary, Kulkarni to officiate in World T20 Qualifier

IANS 30 Jun 2015, 17:40:31 IST

Dubai : Indian umpires Anil Chaudhary and Vineet Kulkarni from the international panel of ICC Umpires have been selected to officiate at the World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Ireland and Scotland from July 9 to 26.

Among the other umpires selected on Monday from the International Panel of International Cricket Council Umpires, besides Chaudhary and Kulkarni, were Gregory Brathwaite, Johan Cloete, Shaun George, Mark Hawthorne, David Odhiambo, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Ian Ramage, Ahsan Raza, Tim Robinson and Paul Wilson.

Amongst the appointed list is the experienced Nigel Llong from the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires who, to date, has stood in 24 T20 Internationals (T20Is).

Llong made his T20I debut in June 2005 when England hosted Australia at Southampton and last officiated in the game's shortest format in the recent international between co-hosts Ireland and Scotland at Bready.

Match referee responsibilities will be shared between Steve Bernard, David Jukes and Graeme La Brooy of the regional ICC match referees panel.

The top six sides from the 18-day tournament, during which 51 matches will be played, will join the 10 full members for the ICC World Twenty20 2016, which will be held in India from March 11 to April 3.