ICC logo. (Credits: Web)
ICC logo. (Credits: Web)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed the match officials for the upcoming semifinals matches of the T20 World Cup. As for the finals, they will be decided once the semis are concluded.

England will face New Zealand in the first semifinal in Abu Dhabi, and the match will be officiated on-field by Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena. Indian umpire, Nitin Menon will be the third umpire, Paul Reiffel will be the fourth umpire, and David Boon set to be the match referee.

T20 World Cup 2021: ICC Confirms Match Officials For The Semifinals
Kumar Dharmasena. (Credits: Twitter)

As for the second semifinal between Australia and Pakistan to be held in Dubai, experienced on-field umpires, Richard Kettleborough and Chris Gaffaney will be at the helm. Joel Wilson is the third umpire, Richard Illingworth the fourth, and Jeff Crowe will act as the match referee.

Nasser Hussain points out what India misses in ICC events

Former England captain Nasser Hussain mentioned that Virat Kohli and co. Don’t play fearless cricket when it comes to World Cups, and this has been holding them back. The Men in Bluefaced an early exit from the T20 World Cup after crashing to two terrible defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand.

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team. Image Credits: ICC

You have got to go out and express yourself. They (India) have got so much talent. That may be the only thing that’s holding India back in ICC events. They don’t quite play the fearless brand of cricket that they deserve to because they are so talented.

That’s sometimes the problem with the Indian side. They are so good at the top, some of the middle-order doesn’t get much of a hit and suddenly you need a Plan B and that was found wanting,” Hussain added.

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