Umpires and Match Officials for ICC World Cup 2023

Umpires and Match Officials for ICC World Cup 2023, and The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled the roster of match officials for the league phase of the forthcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, set to be hosted by India from October 5 to November 19. Sixteen umpires will officiate the 13th edition of the tournament, including all 12 of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and four members of the ICC Emerging Umpire Panel.

Umpires and Match Officials for ICC World Cup 2023

ICC also mentioned that the appointments for the semi-finals and the final of this prestigious multi-team tournament will be disclosed later.

A Diverse Group of Umpires:

A total of 16 umpires have been selected to officiate throughout the tournament. Among these, 12 are distinguished members of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, representing the pinnacle of international umpiring expertise. The remaining four umpires hail from the ICC Emerging Umpire Panel, showcasing the governing body’s commitment to nurturing and promoting young umpiring talent on the global stage.
Umpires and Match Officials for ICC World Cup 2023 This illustrious group of umpires includes three individuals who played a pivotal role in officiating the thrilling ODI World Cup 2019 final, where England defeated New Zealand to bag their maiden World Cup trophy. Aleem Dar, who stepped down from ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires in March, is the only one missing from the set of four umpires who officiated in the 2019 World Cup final. The experienced trio of Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, and Rodd Tucker will bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the 2023 edition of the tournament.

ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023: Full list of Umpires


Michael Gough, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Alex Wharf


Paul Wilson, Rod Tucker, Paul Reiffel

South Africa

Adrian Holdstock, Marais Erasmus

New Zealand

Chris Gaffaney, Chris Brown


Nitin Menon


Ahsan Raza

West Indies

Joel Wilson


Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat

Sri Lanka

Kumar Dharmasena

ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023: List of match referees

  • Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
  • Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
  • Javagal Srinath (India)
  • Richie Richardson (West Indies)

Notably, the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is poised to commence with a highly anticipated showdown between the previous edition’s finalists. Javagal Srinath will take charge of the tournament opener between the last event’s finalists, England and New Zealand, on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Nitin Menon and Kumar Dharmasena will be the standing umpires, with Paul Wilson as TV umpire and Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid taking on fourth umpire duties. Cricket enthusiasts from around the world eagerly await this blockbuster clash, which is sure to set the stage for a thrilling tournament. 

Wasim Khan, ICC General Manager – Cricket, said: “To deliver an event of this magnitude you require high-performing individuals at every level. The ICC Elite panel of umpires, referees, and emerging group of umpires involved will bring immense skills, experience, and world-class standards to this World Cup. We are delighted with the group that we have assembled for this tournament”.

“The ICC Cricket Operations department takes great pride and effort in operating a robust and meritocratic selection procedure with the help of our Member Boards. Our competitive pathway system continues to see the development and emergence of high-quality match officials across the game. We are pleased that four members of the ICC Emerging Umpire Panel have earned the opportunity to be part of this showcase event and we wish them, and all the other match officials involved all the very best for the tournament.”

Sean Easey, ICC Manager – Umpires and Referees, said: “We are pleased to announce the match officials who will be overseeing the biggest ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup ever. This group is the best from around the world and will be ready to perform a challenging job, with the eyes of the global cricketing community focussed on the event. We are confident that they will do an excellent job and wish them all the best of luck for what promises to be a World Cup to remember.”

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