DP World ILT20 will be played under the supervision of some of the most seasoned umpires and match referees. The ILT20 match officials include Marting Saggers, Roshan Mahanama, Richard Kettleborough, Simon Taufel, Alex Wharf, Leslie Reifer, and Rod Tucker. Along with these well-known individuals, we will also see regional UAE-based umpires debuting in the tournament.
The Match Official Umpires and Referees In The DP World ILT20 2023
Simon Taufel is set to lead the panel of match officials in the DP World ILT20. Roshan Mahanama will accompany him as the match referee in the tournament that will be held from January 13 to February 12, 2023.
Simon Taufel, often regarded as one of the greatest cricket umpires, will also be the on-field umpire in the first match of the UAE league between Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Dubai Capitals on January 13, 2023. He was very excited to share his remarks with the media. Taufel said,
“I am very excited to be leading the match officials at the DP World ILT20. Franchise cricket has completely changed the outlook of the sport and I am thrilled to be a part of a new cricket league emerging in the world. The DP World ILT20 will certainly provide another platform for youngsters to showcase their talent and also rub shoulders with some of the best players in the world. I also hope that this league will inspire more people from the UAE to get involved in match officiating, and that in the future this will be a platform for local umpires to develop their careers. I cannot wait to take the field on the opening day of the competition.”
The UAE T20 league 2023 will also present an opportunity for regional umpires. It is a good chance to level up from their domestic-level umpiring by gaining exposure to a huge tournament like ILT20.
Mubashir Usmani, General Secretary of Emirates Cricket, seemed happy on the match officials’ panel. He shared his remarks,
“It was imperative for us to ensure that every aspect of the DP World ILT20 adheres to international standards, and therefore, we are absolutely delighted to announce a heavily experienced group of international match officials for the first season of the DP World ILT20. We are especially thrilled to have Simon Taufel on board with us. He will certainly lead his team brilliantly and ensure that high-quality umpiring will be on display throughout the tournament.”
The key takeaway from this news is that ILT20 will be under the watchful eyes of some of the most renowned umpires and referees. This thrilling tournament will start on January 13, 2023, followed by an electrifying opening ceremony at the Dubai International Stadium.