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The Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Referees is composed of former international cricket players who are appointed by the ICC to oversee all Test match, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket matches in the capacity of Match referee. The referees are ultimately in charge of all international cricket matches, and act as the ICC's representative at the grounds. In addition they are responsible for imposing penalties for infringements of the ICC Code of Conduct, and so being ex-international cricketers they can ensure that the punishments dealt out are just. The referees also form part of the ICC's umpire performance review, submitting reports about the umpires after each match.

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Current membersEdit

As of the 30 January 2019 the ICC Elite Panel consisted of:[1]

Referee Date of Birth Age as at 6 July 2019 Tests ODIs T20Is Country
David Boon[2] 29 December 1960 58 years, 189 days 53 121 48   Australia
Chris Broad[3] 29 September 1957 61 years, 280 days 98 303 92   England
Jeff Crowe[4] 14 September 1958 60 years, 295 days 93 276 96   New Zealand
Ranjan Madugalle [5] 22 April 1959 60 years, 75 days 187 341 94   Sri Lanka
Andy Pycroft [6] 6 June 1956 63 years, 30 days 68 165 70   Zimbabwe
Richie Richardson[7] 12 January 1962 57 years, 175 days 20 37 30   West Indies
Javagal Srinath [8] 31 August 1969 49 years, 309 days 44 214 72   India

Previous MembersEdit

The following people were included in the inaugural panel of elite referees in 2002, but have since retired:

ControversiesEdit

2006 ball-tampering controversyEdit

Mike Procter was criticised for failing to persuade umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove to continue with the match, which was awarded to England when Pakistan refused to take the field in protest at being accused of ball tampering.[9]

2007 World Cup FinalEdit

Jeff Crowe was seen as ultimately responsible for the ignorance of all five match officials (himself and umpires Bucknor, Dar, Koertzen and Bowden) of the ICC's playing conditions with regards the number of overs required before Duckworth-Lewis can determine the outcome of a match. This resulted in Australia and Sri Lanka having to play out three unnecessary overs in near darkness since they had been told they would otherwise have to return and play out the overs on the following day. In the aftermath Crowe apologised on behalf of the playing control team.[10]

RecordsEdit

TestsEdit

Most Test matches as a referee as of 23 January 2019:[11]

Referee Period Matches
  Ranjan Madugalle 1993–present 187
  Chris Broad 2003–present 98
  Jeff Crowe 2004–present 93
  Andy Pycroft 2009–present 68
  Roshan Mahanama 2004–2015 61

ODIsEdit

Most ODI matches as a referee as of 30 January 2019:[12]

Referee Period Matches
  Ranjan Madugalle 1993–present 341
  Chris Broad 2004–present 303
  Jeff Crowe 2004–present 276
  Roshan Mahanama 2004-2015 222
  Javagal Srinath 2006–present 214

T20IsEdit

Most T20I matches as a referee as of 3 January 2019:[13]

Referee Period Matches
  Jeff Crowe 2005–present 96
  Ranjan Madugalle 2006–present 94
  Chris Broad 2005–present 92
  Javagal Srinath 2006–present 72
  Andy Pycroft 2009–present 70

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ICC Elite Referee Panel". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ "David Boon". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Chris Broad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Jeff Crowe". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Ranjan Madugalle". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Andy Pycroft". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Richie Richardson". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Javagal Srinath". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  9. ^ See 4th from bottom paragraph
  10. ^ Crowe admits error
  11. ^ "Most matches as a referee: Test". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Most matches as a referee: ODI". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Most matches as a referee: T20I". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

See alsoEdit