David Boon named match referee for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series

David Boon named match referee for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series

The ICC has named Australian star David Boon as the match referee for Pakistan’s upcoming ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka to be played in Karachi and Lahore from 27-9 October.

Boon, 58, played 107 test matches and 181 ODI for Australia from 1984 to 1996 and has been on the Match Referees ICC Elite Panel since 2011.

In Karachi, Boon played two test matches scoring 151 runs. He scored 76 runs in two test matches and 132 runs in four ODI at Gaddafi Stadium.

As an ICC official, he has refereed 135 ODI and 51 T20I. He returns to Karachi after refereeing in the T20 series of three matches between Pakistan and the Antilles in 2018.

In addition to Boon, the ICC also appointed Michael Gough and Joel Wilson, both from the ICC’s Elite Panel of Arbitrators, for the ODI. Gough had visited Karachi earlier this year for the 2019 HBL Pakistan Super League, which proved to be one of the most successful events in its short history.

Aleem Dar, also of the elite panel, has been appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board as a local referee for the third ODI on 2 October, as well as the three T20Is to be played in Lahore on 5, 7 and 9 October.

Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza and Asif Yaqoob, all of the ICC’s Panel of International Arbitrators, will also be in action during the next series.

The following are the appointments of referee and referee of the match:

September 27 – 1st ODI, National Stadium, Karachi:

Joel Wilson and Ahsan Raza (on-field referees), Michael Gough (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)

September 29 – 2nd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi:

Michael Gough and Shozab Raza (referees on the field), Joel Wilson (third umpire), Ahsan Raza (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)

October 2nd – 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi:

Aleem Dar and Joel Wilson (on-field referees), Michael Gough (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)

October 5th – 1st T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore:

Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field referees), Shozab Raza (the third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (the fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)

October 7th – 2nd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore:

Aleem Dar and Asif Yaqoob (on-field referees), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Shozab Raza (the fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)

October 9 – 3rd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore:

Aleem Dar and Shozab Raza (on-field referees), Asif Yaqoob (the third umpire), Tariq Rasheed (the fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee).

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