Lahore January 24, 2017: Former England Test spinner Richard Illingworth is set to umpire in the second edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL). Illingworth who represented England in the 1992 World Cup final is currently a part of ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires.
Illingworth has umpired in 25 Tests, 49 ODIs and 16 T20Is; he also umpired in Pakistan’s last Test on the tour of Australia played at Sydney earlier this month.
Illingworth will be joined by the most experienced international umpire and three time winner of the ICC Umpire of the Year Award, Pakistan’s Aleem Dar who has umpired109 Tests, 182 ODIs and 41 T20Is.
Sri Lanka’s international umpire Ranmore Martinesz is also a part of the Umpires’ Panel for HBL PSL 2017 that begins with a clash between defending champions Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi on February 9. Martinesz has so far umpired in eight Tests, 39 ODIs and 19 T20Is.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s former Test batsman and ICC match referee Roshan Mahanama will supervise the HBL PSL 2017. He was also a part of the first edition of the league last year, Mahanama has so far supervised 61 Tests, 222 ODIs and 35 Tests as a match referee.
Pakistan umpires and referees for HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017
- Ahsan Raza – ICC International Panel
- Shozab Raza – ICC International Panel
- Ahmed Shahab – ICC International Panel
- Rashid Riaz
- Asif Yaqoob
- Mohammad Anees – Match Referee
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