The world’s richest cricket board (BCCI) have confirmed acquiring the professional services of the four umpires from the elite panel of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Chris Gaffaney, Richard Ellingworth, Paul Reifel, and Nitin Menon will be seen featuring in the fifty-one matches with full-fledge.
Out of a total of sixteen umpires to assist the thirteenth season of the cash-rich T20 league, twelve local umpires will be belonging to Indian nationality.
The assisting referees are likely to join IPL franchises on 10th September. Contrasting, the league is all set to be started by 19th September with the formal schedule unclouded yet.
It is to be noted that the reason for not revealing the formal schedule of the league are the thirteen COVID-19 positive cases and strike of the virus at the destined venue. However, a severe delay in the schedule, incurring the losses, are forcing the board to disclose it on either Thursday or Friday’s evening.
BCCI to acquire services of four umpires from ICC elite panel: IPL 2020
“There are four from ICC’s Elite Panel who have been selected to officiate in the tournament. The rest are Indian umpires. We are looking to bring in the umpires in the UAE around September 10” a source told Times of India.