Lone WI to officiate at World Cup

Umpire Joel Wilson during the first day of the second Test match between India and Bangladesh, in Kolkata, India, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.
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Trinidadian Joel Wilson will be the only West Indian member of the panel of 16 umpires and four match referees that will oversee matches in the ICC Men’s Twenty 20 World Cup from Oct. 17 to Nov.14 in the  United Arab Emirates and Oman.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s governing body, announced last week the match officials’ appointments for the qualifying round of matches and the group stage of the global showpiece.
The ICC said the appointment of the umpires and referees meant that for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be neutral umpires for all matches.
Wilson, 34, is the only West Indian on the 11-member ICC elite panel of umpires, arguably the best in the sport around the world and he has officiated in 36 Tests, 101 One-Day Internationals and 42 Twenty Internationals.

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