The list of match officials who will oversee the World Test Championship Final between Australia and India at The Oval beginning on June 7 has been made public by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The WTC Final’s on-field empires have been chosen as Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand and Richard Illingworth of England, with June 12 designated as a reserve day to make up for any missed time during the scheduled five days of play.
Richard Kettleborough of England, who has been chosen to serve as the TV umpire, will assist them, while Kumar Dharmasena of Sri Lanka will serve as the fourth umpire. The match referee is West Indian Richie Richardson. Given that they are both a part of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, Gaffaney, and Illingworth both have extensive experience at the international level. Gaffaney will referee his 49th Test match at The Oval, while Illingworth will oversee his 64th Test match.
Kettleborough, who served as the TV empire for the Southampton World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand in 2021, will officiate this event for the second time in a row. Australia and India’s championship game is scheduled to take place between June 7 and June 11, with June 12 set aside as a backup date.
King Kohli arrives in London
India and Australia will play in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval in London on June 7, and Virat Kohli has arrived there to get ready. Along with numerous other Indian teams whose teams did not proceed to the IPL 2023 playoffs , the veteran batter recently traveled to the United Kingdom.
On Friday, May 26, Virat Kohli posted a fresh selfie in which he can be seen grinning and posing for the camera. He was dressed in a blue t-shirt, a blue blazer, matching cap, and glasses. With his wife, Anushka Sharma, Kohli routinely visits the United Kingdom for vacations because he enjoys being there.