India’s umpire S Ravi has missed out in the ICC Panel for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The International Cricket Council named England umpire Michael Gough and West Indies umpire Joel Wilson in the ICC Elite panel for the 2019-20 season. The decision was taken after the annual review and selection process.
Both these umpires were promoted from ICC International Panel of Umpires by the selection panel. The jury consists of ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon.
Gough and Wilson replace Gould and Ravi.
Meanwhile, both of these umpires have taken massive strides at the International level. Furthermore, they have grown in experience and thus stature. England’s umpire Michael Gough has officiated in nine Test matches, 59 One Day Internationals and 14 T20 Internationals. On the other hand, Joe Wilson has officiated in 13 Test matches, 63 One Day Internationals and 26 T20 Internationals.
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Michael Gough and Joel Wilson will replace Ian Gould and S Ravi from the ICC Elite Panel of the umpires. Ian Gould has taken retirement after the World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka.
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Meanwhile, the other members of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires are Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.
On the other hand, the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees remains unchanged with David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath the seven officials on that list.