Doctrove to stand in CWC quarter-final
Mumbai, India – Dominican umpire Billy Doctrove will officiate in the final quarter-final at the World Cup between co-hosts Sri Lanka and England on Saturday.
The International Cricket Council, the sport’s World governing body, released the umpire appointments for the quarter-finals on Monday, with Doctrove to stand alongside Australian Simon Taufel at the Premadasa Stadium here. Doctrove is the only umpire from the Caribbean on the elite panel of the ICC and has been officiating throughout the tournament.
The two men in the middle for West Indies' quarter-final against Pakistan on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh, are Billy Bowden of New Zealand and Australian Steve Davis. Appointments for the semi-finals and the final have not yet been made.
Wednesday, March 23 – West Indies vs Pakistan at Mirpur: Chris Broad (match referee), Billy Bowden and Steve Davis (both on-field), Daryl Harper (third umpire), Bruce Oxenford (fourth umpire)
Thursday, March 24 – Australia vs India at Ahmedabad: Ranjan Madugalle (match referee), Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould (both on-field), Richard Kettleborough (third umpire), Asad Rauf (fourth umpire)
Friday, March 25 – South Africa vs New Zealand, Mirpur: Roshan Mahanama (match referee), Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker (both on-field), Kumar Dharmasena (third umpire), Nigel Llong (fourth umpire)
Saturday, March 26 – Sri Lanka vs England, Colombo: Jeff Crowe (match referee), Billy Doctrove and Simon Taufel (both on-field), Tony Hill (third umpire), Shavir Tarapore (fourth umpire)