PCB Pronounces Match Officers For Zimbabwe’s Tour to Pakistan

Aleem Dar has been assigned on-field duties in 5 of the six upcoming white-ball matches between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, which might be performed from 30 October to 10 November. The three 50-over ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League matches might be performed in Rawalpindi, whereas Lahore will host the three 20-over fixtures.

Aleem, the three-time ICC Umpire of the Yr from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will stand in all of the three ODIs in addition to the primary and third T20I, whereas he would be the third umpire for the second T20I.

The ICC has appointed Professor Javed Malik, a member of the ICC Worldwide Panel of Match Referees, as a match referee for the collection.

As per the ICC’s interim taking part in rules, Aleem and Javed would be the ICC-appointed match officers. The PCB has appointed the umpires from the ICC Worldwide Panel of Match Officers, particularly Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz and Shozab Raza.

When Ahsan Raza will stroll out to officiate the second T20I, he’ll turn out to be the primary umpire to finish a half-century of T20Is. Aleem Dar is second on the listing with 46 matches, whereas Shozab Raza shares the fourth spot with South Africa’s Shaun George with 36 matches.


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Ahsan, a former first-class cricketer, started his worldwide umpiring profession in February 2010 by standing in an ODI between Afghanistan and Canada at Sharjah Cricket Floor. Later that yr in October, he officiated his first T20I match when Pakistan performed South Africa at Abu Dhabi. Total, the 46-year-old has stood in 85 worldwide matches.

Interim Enjoying Laws

Ban on making use of saliva to the ball: Gamers won’t be permitted to make use of saliva to shine the ball. If a participant does apply saliva to the ball, the umpires will handle the scenario with some leniency throughout an preliminary interval of adjustment for the gamers, however subsequent situations will end result within the group receiving a warning.

A group will be issued as much as two warnings per innings however repeated use of saliva on the ball will end in a 5-run penalty to the batting facet. At any time when saliva is utilized to the ball, the umpires might be instructed to wash the ball earlier than play recommences.

Non-neutral umpires: The requirement to nominate impartial match officers might be quickly faraway from the taking part in circumstances for all worldwide codecs owing to the present logistical challenges with worldwide journey. The ICC will be capable to appoint regionally based mostly match officers from the ICC Elite Panel of Match Officers and the ICC Worldwide Panel of Match Officers.


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Further DRS opinions: The CEC has additionally confirmed a further unsuccessful DRS evaluate for every group in every innings of a match, protecting in thoughts that there could also be much less skilled umpires on responsibility at occasions. This can improve the variety of unsuccessful appeals per innings for every group to 2 for the white-ball codecs.

The ICC Cricket Operations group will help Match Referees when processing the Code of Conduct breaches and a impartial Elite Panel match referee will conduct any listening to remotely through video hyperlink.

Appointments (ODIs to start out 1200, T20Is to start 1530):

30 Oct – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi: Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field umpires), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Javed Malik (match referee)

1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi: Aleem Dar and Asif Yaqoob (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Shozab Raza (fourth umpire); Javed Malik (match referee)

3 Nov – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi: Aleem Dar and Rashid Riaz (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); Javed Malik (match referee)


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7 Nov – 1st T20I, Lahore: Aleem Dar and Asif Yaqoob (on-field umpires), Rashid Riaz (third umpire), Shozab Raza (fourth umpire); Javed Malik (match referee)

8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Lahore: Ahsan Raza and Rashid Riaz (on-field umpire), Aleem Dar (third umpire), Shozab Raza (fourth umpire); Javed Malik (match referee)

10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Lahore: Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field umpire), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Shozab Raza (fourth umpire); Javed Malik (match referee)

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