West Indian Joel Wilson added to ICC Elite Panel of Umpires


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the season 2019-20 following the annual review and selection process.

Gough and Wilson have been elevated from the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires by the selection panel consisting of ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon.

Both these umpires have gained significant experience at the international level with Gough having officiated in nine Tests, 59 ODIs and 14 T20Is and Wilson having stood in 13 Tests, 63 ODIs and 26 T20Is. They replace retired umpire Ian Gould and Ravi Sundaram who were part of the previous panel.

Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees: “Being an elite official is an extremely challenging job. Every decision is scrutinized by millions of fans and each match official is subject to a rigorous ongoing performance assessments throughout the year.

“We are fortunate to have some fantastic officials who are able to withstand the pressures of the job and deliver consistently on the international stage. Michael and Joel are deserving additions to the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires and I wish them all the best for the coming season and for the future.”

The other members of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires are Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.

The Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees remains unchanged with David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath the seven officials on that list.

Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees for 2019-20 (in alphabetical order):

Match Referee Tests ODIs T20Is
David Boon 55 135 51
Chris Broad 98 316 92
Jeff Crowe 95 289 98
Ranjan Madugalle 187 359 99
Andy Pycroft 69 175 76
Richie Richardson 22 54 31
Javagal Srinath 46 220 75


Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20 (in alphabetical order):

Umpire Tests ODIs T20Is
Aleem Dar 126 206 43
Kumar Dharmasena 60 103 22
Marais Erasmus 55 90 26
Chris Gaffaney 27 68 20
Michael Gough 9 59 14
Richard Illingworth 42 65 16
Richard Kettleborough 58 88 22
Nigel Llong 56 128 32
Bruce Oxenford 55 95 20
Paul Reiffel 43 68 16
Rod Tucker 67 83 35
Joel Wilson 13 63 26


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