Dharmasena, Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final
Dubai: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough were today appointed on-field umpires for the ICC Cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne.
“Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires,” the ICC said in a statement.
Sri Lanka’s Ranjan Madugalle was named the match referee for the high-octane clash between the trans-Tasmanian rivals. While Australia beat India by 95 runs in their semifinal clash, New Zealand got the better of South Africa in their last-four stage match.
The match official appointments are as follows:
March 29: Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne.
Ranjan Madugalle (match referee), Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough (both on-field umpires), Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Ian Gould (fourth umpire).