Michael Gough to umpire in Lahore as PCB announces match officials for HBL PSL 2019

  •   Richard Illingworth and Ranmore Martinesz additionally named in the umpiring panel together with Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz and Shozab Raza
  • Roshan Mahanama’s love affair with HBL PSL continues; the Sri Lankan will lead the PCT for event opener which incorporates Rashid Riaz, Illingworth, Shozab Raza and Tariq Rasheed
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Lahore, 25 January 2018:

The Pakistan Cricket Board immediately introduced that the ICC’s worldwide panel umpire Michael Gough will journey to Lahore to umpire in the HBL Pakistan Tremendous League 2019.

Gough, 39, will umpire in the 9 and 10 March matches between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United, and Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans, respectively. Appointments for the play-off and knock-out matches might be made nearer to the occasion, however the 12 March Eliminator 1 between Crew three and Crew four would be the final match Lahore will stage in the 2019 version.

Gough, a former first-class cricketer for Durham, is among the most revered umpires on the ICC panel. He has to date officiated in eight Exams, 49 ODIs and 13 T20Is since making his worldwide debut in August 2013.

This might be Gough’s debut HBL PSL occasion, in which he may even be concerned in the UAE leg, which is able to start from 14 February in Dubai and culminate with the ultimate in Karachi on 17 March. Out of 32 matches in 34 days, Lahore will host three matches, whereas 5 matches might be performed in Karachi.

Additionally umpiring in the HBL PSL 2019 from the ICC’s worldwide panel might be Sri Lanka’s Ranmore Martinesz. The 51-year-old will full a hat-trick of appearances in the HBL PSL and might be based mostly in Karachi after finishing his UAE assignments.

Martinesz, who performed 4 first-class matches in the 1994-95 season, has umpired in eight Exams, 46 ODIs and 29 T20Is.

Aside from Gough and Martinesz, world’s 35 prime performers, together with AB de Villiers, have confirmed their participation in the Pakistan-leg matches. Gough’s dedication to go to Lahore is one other step in the fitting course as the PCB continues to present and show to the world that Pakistan is a secure and safe nation to play worldwide cricket.

Becoming a member of Gough and Martinesz in the UAE-leg of HBL PSL 2019 matches might be England’s World Cupper and member of the ICC’s elite umpiring panel Richard Illingworth. This might be Illingworth’s second look in the HBL PSL 2019.

Illingworth, 55, performed in 9 Exams and 25 ODIs for England, whereas he has umpired in 39 Exams, 59 ODIs and 16 T20Is to date.

Different umpires on the HBL PSL 2019 panel are: Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz and Shozab Raza. All of the 4 are members of the PCB Elite Panel of Umpires, whereas Rashid was adjudged as the Umpire of PSL 2018.

Aleem Dar, nevertheless, is not going to be making a presence in the 2019 version due to his household engagements, which might be adopted by his worldwide appointments.

The PCB, as a part of its technique to develop and supply extra expertise and publicity to their up and coming umpires, have included Faisal Afridi and Tariq Rasheed. The 2 will carry out the fourth umpires’ duties through the occasion, however extra importantly, by sharing the identical umpires’ room, they’ll be taught from one of the best how to put together for a match or a sequence, and the hassle that goes into turning into a good and respectable match official.

Roshan Mahanama, one of the vital fashionable match officials and a daily customer to Pakistan in Sri Lanka’s early days, will lead the match officials’ listing, which additionally contains Prof Anees Sheikh and Prof Javed Malik. The 2 professors are members of the PCB’s Worldwide Panel of Match Referees.

This might be Mahanama’s fourth successive HBL PSL. He had retired from the ICC’s elite panel in 2015 after refereeing in 61 Exams, 222 ODIs and 35 T20Is. In a advantageous cricketing profession, the 52-year-old performed 52 Exams and 213 ODIs.

Mahanama will lead the Taking part in Management Crew for the event opener between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars on 14 February. The on-field umpires might be Rashid Riaz and Richard Illingworth, Shozab Raza will the third umpire whereas Tariq Rasheed would be the fourth umpire.

In the meantime, the PCB has additionally confirmed the three-person Occasion Technical Committee, which might be headed by Mudassar Nazar and also will embrace Dr Sohail Saleem and Usman Wahla.

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