IND vs AUS 2017: ICC Announces Umpire And Match Referee Appointments

IND vs AUS 2017: ICC Announces Umpire And Match Referee Appointments

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The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Monday (September 11), announced the names of umpires and referees for the upcoming five-match One-Day International and T20 International series between India and Australia.

According to a press release, the apex body of the game has appointed the officials after considering the following four points.

• Independent of the countries involved in the match/series
• The best available umpires for the match/series
• Better performing umpires used more often
• Frequency of individuals appointed to same teams
• Workload considerations

Australia’s tour will kick start with the ODI leg, and the entire series will be overseen by Jeff Crowe while South Africa’s Marais Erasmus will be one of the overseas umpires in the series-opener scheduled to on Sunday (September 17) in Chennai. England’s Richard Illingworth will be the TV umpire for the first ODI. Richie Richardson will be the match referee for the entire T20I series, starting from October 7.

Officials for the ODI series: 

Match Date Venue Match Referee Umpire TV Umpire
1st ODI 17 September Chennai J Crowe M Erasmus R Illingworth
2nd ODI 21 September Kolkata J Crowe R Illingworth M Erasmus
3rd ODI 24 September Indore J Crowe M Erasmus R Illingworth
4th ODI 28 September Bangalore J Crowe R Illingworth M Erasmus
5th ODI 01 October Nagpur J Crowe M Erasmus R Illingworth


Official for the T20I series:

Match Date Venue Match Referee
1st T20I 07 October Ranchi R Richardson
2ndT20I 10 October Guwahati R Richardson
3rd T20I 13 October Hyderabad R Richardson


Meanwhile, the Australian team has arrived in India after their two-match Test series in Bangladesh which ended 1-1. The tourists will get an opportunity to get a feel of the conditions when they take on Board President’s XI in a warm-up game on Tuesday (September 12) in Chennai.

Indian selectors, meanwhile, announced the 16-man squad on Sunday (September 10) for the first three games of the series. There are not many significant changes in the team that was picked for the series in Sri Lanka.

Shardul Thakur has been the only omission from the squad while fast-bowling duo Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami have returned to the team.

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