Positive development reported from ICC over Pakistan Vs Bangladesh home series
ISLAMABAD - Positive development reported from ICC over Pakistan Vs Bangladesh home series.
Ranjan Madugalle, one of the most respected and senior most member of the Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referees, has been appointed by the game’s governing body as match referee for the three T20Is between Pakistan and Bangladesh to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium on 24, 25 and 27 January.
Madugalle, 60, has refereed in 102 Twenty20 Internationals and will return to the country where he had made his international refereeing debut 27 years ago.
In December 1993, he had refereed in the Pakistan versus Zimbabwe Test, before making his ODI debut in the same month between the same sides.
However, this will be the first time Madugalle will referee in a T20I series in Pakistan. Previously in Pakistan, he has refereed in 15 Tests in five series and 20 ODIs, including six in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 1996.
Madugalle’s last assignment in Pakistan was for the three-Test series against India in January 2006.
Madugalle is the latest elite panel match referee to be appointed in Pakistan after David Boon (for West Indies T20Is, Sri Lanka ODIs and T20Is), Jeff Crowe (for 1st Sri Lanka Test), Andy Pycroft (for 2nd Sri Lanka Test) and Richie Richardson (for World XI).