ICC announces changes to umpire appointments in Australia

The ICC has announced changes to the umpire appointments schedule for the second Test in the current series between Australia and the West Indies in Australia.

Mark Benson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires has withdrawn from the Adelaide Test and the rest of the series, due to ill health.

In the Adelaide Test, Asad Rauf, also of the Emirates Elite Panel, has taken over Mark Benson’s on-field duties while Bruce Oxenford of the Emirates International Panel of Umpires has been appointed the TV umpire.

Billy Bowden, also of the Emirates Elite Panel, will join the playing control team for the final Test in Perth.

Appointments for the Perth Test will be announced in due course.


Series match referee: Chris Broad

4-8 Dec – Australia v West Indies (Test), Adelaide – Ian Gould and Asad Rauf, Bruce Oxenford (TV umpire)