By Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
Zimbabwe’s premier cricket umpire Langton Rusere has been selected to officiate at the upcoming T20 World Cup set to start in Australia on the 16th of this month.
Rusere will be officiating in his second World Cup of the year having stood in the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand earlier in the year, where he took charge of five matches as well as acting as reserve umpire for the final which was won by Australia.
The T20 World Cup will however be the first time that Rusere has stood in a senior men’s world cup where he will be part of the 16 umpires who will take charge of the tournament.
Chief Referee of the Elite Panel of Match Referees, Ranjan Madugalle, is part of a quartet of former international cricketers who make up the match referees for the eighth edition of the T20 World Cup.
Sri Lankan Madugalle is joined by Andrew Pycroft of Zimbabwe, England’s Christopher Broad and Australian David Boon.
Pycroft will take charge of the tournament opener in Geelong on 16 October when Sri Lanka takes on Namibia in the First round with Joel Wilson and Rodney Tucker the umpires in the middle.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s national team, the Chevrons, will leave for Australia this Friday ahead of their opening match set for the 17th.