Illingworth-Kettleborough to officiate Ind-NZ WC semifinal

Australian Rod Tucker will be in the third umpire’s chair for the India-New Zealand encounter while Englishman Nigel Llong will be the fourth official.

English duo of Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough will officiate the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup between India and New Zealand at Manchester on Tuesday.

The ICC on Sunday appointed umpires and match officials for the two World Cup semifinals following the conclusion of the group stage.

Australian Rod Tucker will be in the third umpire’s chair for the India-New Zealand encounter while Englishman Nigel Llong will be the fourth official.

Former Australia international David Boon has been appointed as the match referee for the game.

The second semifinal between defending champion Australia and hosts England at Edgbaston on Thursday will be officiated by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus of South Africa.

The third umpire for the second last-four game will be New Zealand’s Chris Gaffaney while Pakistan’s Aleem Dar will be the fourth official. Ranjan Madugalla of Sri Lanka will be the match referee.