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
and One Day 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.
As of the 23 September 2010 the ICC Elite Panel consisted of:
The following people were included in the inaugural panel of elite referees in 2002, but have since retired:
August 2006 ball tampering controversy
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.
The 2007 World Cup Final
was seen as ultimately responsible for the ignorance of all five match officials (himself and umpires Bucknor
) of the ICC's playing... Read More