The World Cup 2023 match officials for their efforts were praised by Sean Easey, the ICC Manager of Umpires and Referees. Rod Tucker will officiate his 100th ODI in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final between India and New Zealand.
World Cup 2023 Semi-Finals Match Officials
The ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals will be played on November 15 and 16 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata, respectively. The two semi-finalists are:
- India vs. New Zealand
- South Africa vs. Australia
World Cup 2023 India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final
- On Field Umpires: Richard Illingworth & Rod Tucker
- Third Umpire: Joel Wilson
- Fourth Umpire: Adrian Holdstock
- Match Referee: Andy Pycroft
World Cup 2023 South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Semi-Final
- On Field Umpires: Richard Kettleborough & Nitin Menon
- Third Umpire: Chris Gaffaney
- Fourth Umpire: Michael Gough
- Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Match Officials for the World Cup 2023 Semi-Finals
The on-field umpires for the Mumbai clash between the host nation and the 2019 runners-up, who defeated India in the same stage four years ago, will be Richard Illingworth of England and The Australian. Illingworth also officiated on that occasion, when New Zealand triumphed by 18 runs in a rain-affected match that spanned over two days at Old Trafford. Tucker was the third umpire in that match.
Tucker will mark his 100th ODI in the semi-final between India and New Zealand. He officiated his first ODI in January 2009 and he will be accompanied by third umpire Joel Wilson, fourth umpire Adrian Holdstock and match referee Andy Pycroft.
Richard Kettleborough also achieved a century of ODIs during this tournament and he will be in charge of the second semi-final between Australia and South Africa in Kolkata.
Kettleborough reached his milestone when the Netherlands faced Sri Lanka on 21 October, and this will be his third consecutive World Cup where he would have been part of a semi-final.
He will be assisted by Nitin Menon, who is officiating in his first World Cup, on the field while Chris Gaffaney will be the third umpire. Michael Gough (fourth umpire) and Javagal Srinath (match referee) complete the team.
Another milestone reached during the World Cup was Ahsan Raza’s 50th ODI, in the match between England and the Netherlands in Pune on 8 November.
The match officials for their efforts were praised by Sean Easey, the ICC Manager of Umpires and Referees.
“We are happy to announce the match officials for the semifinals of the World Cup. The officiating team has performed to a high standard to this point of the event, and I wish those in the knockouts all the very best.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rod and Richard for their milestones during this World Cup. Such achievements are only earned via consistently strong performances which is a credit to each of them.”