Cricket Umpires

Semifinal Match Officials Unveiled: Tucker Poised to Achieve 100-ODI Milestone

“Rod Tucker is set to officiate in his 100th One Day International (ODI) during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final clash between India and New Zealand in Mumbai. Alongside him on the field will be Richard Illingworth of England as the on-field umpires. Illingworth had previously officiated in the 2019 World Cup semi-final between the two teams, where New Zealand emerged victorious in a weather-affected match at Old Trafford.

Tucker, who stood as the third umpire in that encounter, marked his first ODI in January 2009. Joining him for this landmark match will be third umpire Joel Wilson, fourth umpire Adrian Holdstock, and match referee Andy Pycroft.

In another semi-final between Australia and South Africa in Kolkata, Richard Kettleborough, celebrating his century of ODIs during this competition, will be in charge. His milestone was achieved during the Netherlands vs. Sri Lanka match on October 21. Nitin Menon will serve as the on-field umpire for the semi-final, assisted by third umpire Chris Gaffaney. Michael Gough will be the fourth umpire, and Javagal Srinath will serve as the match referee to complete the officiating team.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has witnessed other milestones, including Ahsan Raza’s 50th ODI during the match between England and the Netherlands in Pune on November 8. Sean Easey, the ICC Manager of Umpires and Referees, commended the officials for their exemplary performances and extended congratulations to Rod Tucker and Richard Illingworth for their significant achievements during the World Cup.”

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