LAHORE: The forthcoming white-ball cricket series between Pakistan and also New Zealand might deal with a major trouble if the PCB-appointed match umpire Mohammad Javed falls ill following Covid-19 pandemic.
While revealing the roster of umpires for the 3 One-day International in Rawalpindi as well as the five-match Twenty20 series in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board are burdened on the refereeing front considering that Javed is supposedly the country’s solitary representative on the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s international panel of referees.
According to the ICC official web site, previous Examination opener Ali Naqvi is detailed on the exact same panel as Pakistan’s other rep.
But the PCB had been attempting to have Mohammed Anees reappointed on the ICC panel for the past year approximately but the video game’s ruling body has up until now rejected their application.
Without any contingency prepares in place if Javed in challenged with wellness or family issues, the PCB might find itself in an embarrassing situation there is no alternative offered.
It may be added below that since his altitude to the ICC panel, Ali– whom the PCB chosen for the worldwide panel– hasn’t been given any type of posting by the ICC.
In the backdrop of Covid-19, the ICC hesitates to make changes in their panel of umpires and umpires while participant nations have been permitted to select home-based match authorities for bilateral series.
On the other hand, ICC elite panel umpire Aleem Dar and also worldwide panel’s Ahsan Raza will officiate as on-field authorities in Pakistan’s three-match ODI collection– part of the ICC Guys’s World Cup Super League– versus New Zealand. They likewise stand during the T20 series which will certainly likewise be officiated by Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz, Shozab Raza and Faisal Afridi.