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For fair India-Pakistan tie in Champions Trophy, these men would be responsible

The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 would bring two archrivals – India and Pakistan – face to face after more than a year. They last faced each other in the 2016 World T20. Their match is scheduled on June 4 at Edgbaston.

cricket Updated: May 18, 2017 16:51 IST
HT Correspondent
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will see India play Pakistan for the first in more than a year.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will see India play Pakistan for the first in more than a year.(ICC via Getty Images)

The Champions Trophy 2017 is an eagerly anticipated event, especially for India. They are not only the defending champions but the 2017 edition will also see the Men in Blue’s captain Virat Kohli open his innings as a full-time skipper in an ICC event for the first time.

It doesn’t end their as the Champions Trophy would also bring two archrivals – India and Pakistan – face to face after more than a year. They last faced each other in the 2016 World T20. Their match is schedule on June 4 at Edgbaston.

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For the match, Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena have been selected as the on-field umpires, while Richard Kettleborough is the third umpire. Rod Tucker has been named the fourth umpire and the match referee is Andy Pycroft.

Elite line-up

South African Erasmus is the winner of the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2016. The other umpire Dharmasena is also a recipient of the David Shepherd Trophy in 2012.

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England’s Kettleborough, 44, is the youngest member in the panel. Australian Tucker officiated the final of 2016 ICC World T20 while Zimbabwe’s Pycroft is also a senior official.

S. Ravi is the only Indian umpire in the Champions Trophy.

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Appointments:

Warm-up matches:

Fri, 26 May – Australia v Sri Lanka, The Oval (10h30): Ian Gould and S.Ravi (on-field), Aleem Dar (reserve umpire), David Boon (match referee)

Sat, 27 May – Bangladesh v Pakistan, Edgbaston (10h30): Richard Kettleborough and Paul Reiffel (on-field), Kumar Dharmasena (reserve umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

*Sun, 28 May – India v New Zealand, The Oval (10h30): Aleem Dar and Bruce Oxenford (on-field), Ian Gould (third umpire), S.Ravi (fourth umpire), David Boon (match referee)

Mon, 29 May – Australia v Pakistan, Edgbaston (10h30): Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Illingworth (on-field), Paul Reiffel (reserve umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

Tue, 30 May – New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Edgbaston (10h30): Richard Kettleborough and Paul Reiffel (on-field), Richard Illingworth (reserve umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

*Tue, 30 May – India v Bangladesh, The Oval (10h30): Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong (on-field), Aleem Dar (third umpire), Bruce Oxenford (fourth umpire), David Boon (match referee)

*denotes broadcast matches

Tournament fixtures:

Thu, 1 June – England v Bangladesh, The Oval (10h30): S. Ravi and Rod Tucker (on-field), Bruce Oxenford (third umpire), Chris Gaffaney (fourth umpire), David Boon (match referee)

Fri, 2 June – New Zealand v Australia, Edgbaston (10h30): Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough (on-field), Nigel Llong (third umpire), Kumar Dharmasena (fourth umpire), Andy Pycroft (match referee)

Sat, 3 June – Sri Lanka v South Africa, The Oval (10h30): Ian Gould and Aleem Dar (on-field), Paul Reiffel (third umpire), Bruce Oxenford (fourth umpire), David Boon (match referee)

Sun, 4 June – India v Pakistan, Edgbaston (10h30): Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena (on-field), Richard Kettleborough (third umpire), Rod Tucker (fourth umpire), Andy Pycroft (match referee)

Mon, 5 June – Australia v Bangladesh, The Oval (13h30): Nigel Llong and Chris Gaffaney (on-field), Ian Gould (third umpire), S.Ravi (fourth umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

Tue, 6 June – England v New Zealand, Cardiff (10h30): Paul Reiffel and Bruce Oxenford (on-field), Rod Tucker (third umpire), Aleem Dar (fourth umpire), Andy Pycroft (match referee)

Wed, 7 June – Pakistan v South Africa, Edgbaston (13h30): Richard Illingworth and S.Ravi (on-field), Kumar Dharmasena (third umpire), Nigel Llong (fourth umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

Thu, 8 June – India v Sri Lanka, The Oval (10h30): Richard Kettleborough and Rod Tucker (on-field), Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Paul Reiffel (fourth umpire), David Boon (match referee)

Fri, 9 June – New Zealand v Bangladesh, Cardiff (10h30): Nigel Llong and Ian Gould (on-field), Aleem Dar (third umpire), Richard Illingworth (fourth umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

Sat, 10 June – England v Australia, Edgbaston (10h30); Chris Gaffaney and Kumar Dharmasena (on-field), S.Ravi (third umpire), Marais Erasmus (fourth), Andy Pycroft (match referee)

Sun, 11 June – India v South Africa, The Oval (10h30): Aleem Dar and Paul Reiffel (on-field), Richard Illingworth (third umpire), Richard Kettleborough (fourth umpire), David Boon (match referee)

Mon, 12 June – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff (10h30): Bruce Oxenford and Marais Erasmus (on-field), Chris Gaffaney (third umpire), Ian Gould (fourth umpire), Chris Broad (match referee)

Wed, 14 June – First semi-final (A1 v B2), Cardiff (10h30), TBA

Thu, 15 June – Second semi-final (A2 v B1), Edgbaston (10h30), TBA

Sun, 18 June – Final, The Oval (10h30), TBA

Mon, 19 June – Reserve day