As the tournament enters into the last stage,the match official appointments for the finals of the ICC World Cup 2015 have been announced. The in-form New Zealand will take on the dangerous Australia in the all important final clash for the coveted title. This will be the 7th final for Australia in a World Cup and the first for New Zealand. 

The match official appointments are as follows:

On-Field Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough

Third Umpire: Marais Erasmus

Fourth Umpire: Ian Gould

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle


*Kumar Dharamasena will also become the first person in the history of cricket to play and officiate in a World Cup final.* 


The match official appointments for the semi-finals were as follows:

SF1: 24th March- New Zealand v South Africa (at Auckland) 

On-Field Umpires: Rod Tucker and Ian Gould

Third Umpire: Nigel Llong

Fourth Umpire: Bruce Oxenford

Match Referee: David Boon


SF2: 26th March- Australia v India (at SCG) 

On-Field Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Kumar Dharmasena

Third Umpire: Marais Erasmus

Fourth Umpire: Richard Illingworth

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle


The match official appointments for the quarter-finals were as follows:

QF1: 18th March- South Africa v Sri Lanka (at SCG)

On-Field Umpires: Rod Tucker and Nigel Llong

Third Umpire: Richard Kettleborough

Fourth Umpire: Bruce Oxenford

Match Referee: David Boon


QF2: 19th March- India v Bangladesh (at MCG)

On-Field Umpires: Ian Gould and Aleem Dar

Third Umpire: Steve Davis

Fourth Umpire: Paul Reiffel

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama


QF3: 20th March- Australia v Pakistan (at Adelaide Oval)

On-Field Umpires: Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena

Third Umpire: Richard Illingworth

Fourth Umpire: Billy Bowden

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle


QF4: 21st March- New Zealand v West Indies (at Wellington)

On-Field Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Bruce Oxenford

Third Umpire: Rod Tucker

Fourth Umpire: Nigel Llong

Match Referee: Chris Broad




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