Match officials named for Ind-Oz series

Updated: 20 October 2009 15:17 IST

England's Chris Broad was on Tuesday named as the match referee for the forthcoming seven-match one-day international series between India and Australia

Dubai:

England's Chris Broad was on Tuesday named as the match referee for the forthcoming seven-match one-day international series between India and Australia starting in Vadodara on Sunday.

The International Cricket Council has appointed Englishman Mark Benson as on-field umpire along with a local appointment for the first four matches of the series, while Sri Lanka's Asoka de Silva will replace Benson in the last three ODIs.

Apart from the India-Australia series, the ICC also named officials for Zimbabwe's tour to Bangladesh for a five-match ODI series and the limited overs series between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The Zimbabwe-Bangladesh series will be refereed by Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle while Aleem Dar will officiate the matches along with a local appointment.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's Andy Pycroft will be the match referee for Pakistan and New Zealand's three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals series from November 3-13.

Bruce Oxenford of Australia will stand in the ODIs along with a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointment while the T20Is will be umpired entirely by the PCB appointees.

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