The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Chief Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle and Elite Panel Umpire Kumar Dharmasena will officiate for the first time in the Lanka Premier League tomorrow, when the Galle Gladiators face the Kandy Tuskers.
Madugalle, a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees has refereed in seven ICC Cricket World Cups, including the finals of 1999, 2003, 2015, and 2019 tournaments, whilst Dharmasena, has won the ICC David Shepherd Trophy for Umpire of the Year in 2012 and 2018.
Dharmasena will be the on-field umpire during tomorrow’s game, and will be partnered by Hemantha Botheju on the field, whilst Ruchira Palliyaguruge will be the TV Umpire and Ravindra Kottahachchi will function as the fourth Umpire.
roni Wednesday, 09 December 2020 10:23 PM
Excellent as the both of them had a world cup final to remember. Trust they would do matches together in New Zealand in the post Covid era
Is he fit to be an umpire Friday, 11 December 2020 07:43 AM
This umpire did not know the rules that allowed England to beat New Zealand in the last World Cup. But nobody talks about it, simply because the ignorance benefited England.
Fazle Lafir Friday, 11 December 2020 08:11 AM
Very good move. As umpiring decisions has set a bad example and deteriorated the game. It is a bad message to the international community watching the LPL. We should see standards and remove those umpires in releated offences from the panel. Encourage past cricketers to take up umpiring as an example. SLC and spirts ministry take note.
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