Former India spearhead Javagal Srinath will share the Match Referees' responsibilities with Jeff Crowe and Roshan Mahanama in this month's Champions Trophy in South Africa, the International Cricket Council said in Dubai on Sunday.
Announcing details of the umpire and match referee
appointments for the group stage of the September 22-October 5 Champions Trophy, ICC said Srinath will join former New Zealand captain Crowe and ex-Sri Lanka batsman Mahanama to officiate in the elite eight-nation tournament.
The on-field responsibilities will be shared by eight of the ICC Elite Panel Umpires Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Ian Gould, Daryl Harper, Tony Hill, Asad Rauf and Simon Taufel.
Appointments for the semi-finals and the final will be announced in due course.
Srinath will officiate in the September 23 match between Pakistan and West Indies, September 25 tie between Sri Lanka and England, the September 27 game featuring New Zealand and Sri Lanka and the September 30 Australia vs Pakistan encounter.