Cape Town - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has
named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the 2019/20 season following the annual
review and selection process.
Gough and Wilson have been elevated from the ICC International Panel of Umpires by the selection panel consisting
of ICC General Manager - Cricket, Geoff Allardice (chairperson), former player and
commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David
Both umpires have gained significant
experience at the international level with Gough having officiated in nine
Tests, 59 ODIs and 14 T20Is and Wilson having stood in 13 Tests, 63 ODIs and 26
They replace retired umpire Ian Gould and Ravi Sundaram who were part of
the previous panel.
The other members of the ICC Elite
Panel of Umpires are Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris
Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce
Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.
The ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees
remains unchanged with David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle,
Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath the seven officials on that
ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees for 2019/20 (in alphabetical order):