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World Cup warm-ups: Umpires, referee selected

Posted on Jan 26, 02:09PM | IBNS

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday announced details of the umpire and tournament referee appointments for the group stage of the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup (WC) India 2013, which will take place from 31 January to 17 February.

The tournament referee responsibilities throughout the event will be handled by David Jukes of the ICC Panel of Regional Referees. Meanwhile, Tony Hill of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires will also attend the event in a mentoring role for the 13 umpires involved in the tournament.

New Zealand's Kathy Cross is the only female umpire officiating and will be alongside umpires from the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires and the Associate and Affiliate Panel of ICC Umpires.

Cross will be joining Gregory Brathwaite, Vineet Kulkarni, Ravi Sundaram, C. Shamshuddin, Ruchira Palliyaguru, Ahsan Raza, Shaun George (all Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires), Ian Ramage, Mark Hawthorne, Shahul Hameed, Buddhi Pradhan and Sarika Prasad (all Associate and Affiliate International Umpires Panel). Ravi Sundaram will be replaced with C. Shamshuddin from 7 February onwards due to Sundaram's appointment to the upcoming men's series between New Zealand and England.

Meanwhile, appointments have also been made for the women's warm-up matches for the ICC Women's World Cup India 2013. The women's warm-up matches will be staged from 28 to 30 January in Mumbai and Cuttack. None of these matches will carry official ODI International status.

The match official appointments are as follows:

Warm Up matches (all begin at 0900 local time)

28 Jan - Local XI v Sri Lanka, Mumbai Gymkhana, Vineet Kulkarni and Mark Hawthorne (on-field umpires), Rajesh Deshpande (Local Appointment - third umpire)

28 Jan - England v South Africa, CCI, Gregory Brathwaite and Sarika Prasad (on-field umpires), AY Dandekar (Local Appointment - third umpire)

28 Jan - India v New Zealand, BKC, Ruchira Palliyaguru and Buddhi Pradhan (on-field umpires), Pashchim Pathak (Local Appointment - third umpire)

28 Jan - West Indies v Australia, MIG, Kathy Cross and Ian Ramage (on-field umpires), Shaun George (third umpire)

29 Jan - Pakistan v Local XI, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Ahsan Raza and Shahul Hameed (on-field umpires), Ravi Sundaram (third umpire)

29 Jan - West Indies v Local XI, Mumbai Police Gymkhana, Sarika Prasad and Buddhi Pradhan (on-field umpires) Vineet Kulkarni (third umpire)

29 Jan - India v Australia, CCI, Kathy Cross and Ruchira Palliyaguru (on-field umpires), Rajesh Deshpande (Local Appointment - third umpire)

29 Jan - England v New Zealand, BKC, Ian Ramage and Shaun George (on-field umpires), Pashchim Pathak (Local Appointment - third umpire)

29 Jan - Sri Lanka v South Africa, MIG, Gregory Brathwaite and Mark Hawthorne (on-field umpires), A Y Dandekar (Local Appointment - third umpire)

30 Jan - Pakistan v Local XI, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Ravi Sundaram and Shahul Hameed (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire)

Main Fixtures

31 Jan - India Women v West Indies Women, CCI, Shaun George and Mark Hawthorne (on-field umpires), Sarika Prasad (TV umpire), Buddhi Pradhan (fourth umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

1 Feb - Australia Women v Pakistan Women, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Ruchira Palliyaguru and Kathy Cross (on-field umpires), Shahul Hameed (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

1 Feb - New Zealand Women v South Africa Women, Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack, Ahsan Raza and Ian Ramage (on-field umpires), Ravi Sundaram (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

1 Feb - England Women v Sri Lanka Women, CCI, Gregory Brathwaite and Buddhi Pradhan (on-field umpires), Vineet Kulkarni (TV umpire), Sarika Prasad (fourth umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

3 Feb - India v England, CCI, Shaun George and Sarika Prasad (on-field umpires), Gregory Brathwaite (TV Umpire), Rohan Pandit (Local Appointment - fourth umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

3 Feb - Sri Lanka v West Indies, MIG, Buddhi Pradhan and Vineet Kulkarni (on-field umpires), Mark Hawthorne (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

3 Feb - Australia v South Africa, Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack, Ahsan Raza and Kathy Cross (on-field umpires), Ian Ramage (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

3 Feb - New Zealand v Pakistan, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Sundaram Ravi and Shahul Hameed (on-field umpires), Ruchira Palliyaguru (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

5 Feb - India v Sri Lanka, CCI, Gregory Brathwaite and Mark Hawthorne (on-field umpires), Shaun George (TV umpire), Rohan Pandit (Local Appointment - fourth umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

5 Feb - England v West Indies, BKC, Sarika Prasad and Vineet Kulkarni (on-field umpires), Buddhi Pradhan (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

5 Feb - Pakistan v South Africa, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Ruchira Palliyaguru and Ian Ramage (on-field umpires), Kathy Cross (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)

5 Feb - Australia v New Zealand, Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack, Ravi Sundaram and Shahul Hameed (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), David Jukes (match referee)