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Pakistan Cricket Board announces the list of match officials for the Australia Tour of Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board Has Announced the List of Match Officials for the Australia Tour of Pakistan

Australia is going to tour Pakistan after a long break of 24 years. Both teams will play three test matches, three ODIs and a one-off T20I match. This will be a historic event in the history of Pakistan cricket. That’s why it’s being called a historic series. Both cricket boards have announced their squads and are ready to face this challenge. The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced an elite panel of umpires and a referee who will cover the entire tour.

PCB has announced the experienced umpire Aleem Dar who is in ICC Elite panel and Ahsan Raza who is in PCB international panel to be the two umpires for the test series between Australia and Pakistan. On the other hand, Ranjan Madugalle will lead the control team, who is an ICC Chief Match Referee.

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The PCB umpire for the years 2020 and 2021, Asif Yaqoob will be the third umpire in the first and third tests. And Rashid Riaz will going to play the role of third umpire role in the second test.

Muhammad Javed Malik will be the match referee for the white-ball series. And the PCB has chosen Aleem Dar, Ahsan Raza, Rashid Riaz, and Asif Yaqoob to be the umpires during the ODIs. And for the one-off T20I, Ahsan and Aleem will be the two on-field umpires.

Umpire and Match Officials for the tour

1st Test, Rawalpindi, 4–8 March; Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

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2nd Test, Karachi, 12-16 March; Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field), Rashid Riaz (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

3rd Test, Lahore, 21–25 March; Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

1st ODI, Rawalpindi, 29 March; Alem Dar and Asif Yaqoob (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Afridi (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

2nd ODI, Rawalpindi, 31 March; Alem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

3rd ODI, Rawalpindi, 2 April; Alem Dar and Rashid Riaz (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

One-off T20I, Rawalpindi, 5 April; Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)

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