David Boon
David Boon | Picture: ICC

Former Australian cricketer David Boon has been named match referee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for Pakistan’s upcoming series against Sri Lanka, PCB confirmed on Saturday.

Pakistan is scheduled to play Sri Lanka in three ODIs and three T20 internationals in Karachi and Lahore from 27 September to 9 October.

Having officiated in 135 ODIs and 51 T20Is since 2011, Boon is one of the most experienced match referees in ICC’s panel.

Apart from the 58-year-old, the ICC has also appointed Michael
Gough and Joel Wilson, for the One Day Internationals.

Gough was in Karachi earlier this year for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019.

Among the other ICC’s elite representatives, Aleem Dar has been
appointed by the PCB as a home umpire for the third ODI as well as all the three T20Is to be played in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9.

Ahsan Raza, who had to undergo kidney operation and other complications due to bullet wound, Sozaib Raza and Asif Yaqoob have also been appointed to supervise the series as home umpires.

The Three-match T20 series will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi while the ODI series will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Earlier this week, The Sri Lankan Cricket Board confirmed that they’ll be sending the squad to Pakistan.





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