Three Pakistani Umpires Selected for ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Panel

Pakistani umpires ICC T20 World Cup 2024

In a proud moment for Pakistan Cricket, three Pakistani umpires have been chosen to officiate at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, to be held in the United States and West Indies. The umpires selected are ICC elite panel member Ahsan Raza, along with Asif Yaqoob and Rashid Riaz. This significant achievement highlights the success of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in developing top-tier officials.

The selection of these umpires reflects the PCB’s dedication to nurturing young talent. Notably, Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, and Rashid Riaz were identified and elevated to first-class officiating roles early in their careers. Within five to six years, they progressed to the ICC umpires panel, showcasing the effectiveness of PCB’s strategic focus on umpire development.

Moreover, key parameters such as age, education, and physical fitness are crucial for selection at this level, as emphasized by the ICC. Education, in particular, is important for TV umpiring and communication during international matches. This focus ensures umpires meet the high standards required by the ICC.

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Furthermore, this achievement follows the precedent set by former PCB chairman General (R) Tauqir Zia, who nominated Aleem Dar and the late Asad Rauf to the ICC panel early in their careers, leading to their elevation to the elite level.

Under the leadership of current PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi, the PCB continues to prioritize the development of young, educated umpires within the domestic circuit. Consequently, this strategic vision aims to elevate Pakistan’s umpiring standards, ensuring the country continues to contribute top-tier officials to the international cricketing arena.

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