Officials Named for T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals

Officials Named for T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Finals

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is gearing up for its semi-final stage, and the officials for these crucial matches have been unveiled, adding to the excitement surrounding the tournament.

Afghanistan, making their historic first appearance in a T20 World Cup semi-final, will take on South Africa on Wednesday, June 26, in Trinidad.

Richard Illingworth and Nitin Menon have been appointed as the on-field umpires for this pivotal clash, with Richard Kettleborough assuming the role of TV umpire. Ahsan Raza completes the officiating team as the fourth umpire.

Afghanistan’s journey to the semi-finals was solidified by their hard-fought eight-run victory over Bangladesh via the DLS method, which saw them advance ahead of Australia from the Super 8s stage.

On the other hand, South Africa is aiming to secure their maiden appearance in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, heightening the significance of this match in Trinidad.

The second semi-final, scheduled for June 27 in Guyana, will feature India facing off against reigning champions England. Chris Gaffaney and Rodney Tucker will be entrusted with on-field umpiring duties for this highly anticipated rematch of the 2022 semi-final. Joel Wilson will serve as the TV umpire, supported by Paul Reiffel as the fourth umpire.

England earned their place in the semi-finals with a dominant 10-wicket victory over USA, while India concluded the Super 8s stage flawlessly with a commanding 24-run win over Australia.

The semi-finals promise thrilling cricket action as teams vie for a coveted spot in the final, slated for Saturday. Richie Richardson and Jeffrey Crowe, appointed as referees for these semi-final clashes, will ensure that the matches are conducted with integrity and uphold the highest standards of cricketing excellence.

Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await these decisive matches that will determine which teams advance to the pinnacle of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.