Mahanama to officiate as match referee in India-Pak ODIs

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Dubai, Oct 30 (UNI) Former Sri Lanka batsman Roshan Mahanama will officiate as match referee in India's upcoming five ODIs against Pakistan starting November 5.

Ian Gould will stand in the first three ODIs to be played at Guwahati, Mohali (Novemebr 8) and Kanpur (November 12) with BCCI-appointed Indian umpires.

The remaining two ODIs at Gwalior (November 15) and Jaipur (November 18) will be umpired by Billy Doctrove along with local appointments, according to an ICC statement.

Another Sri Lankan Ranjan Madugalle will then take over from Mahanama as match referee in the three Tests that follow the ODIs.

The first Test in Delhi will be umpired by Simon Taufel and Doctrove. In the second Test at Kolkata, Doctrove will be joined by Billy Bowden, another member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.

The third and final Test at Bangalore will be umpired by Taufel and Bowden.

India-Pakistan ODI series: Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama Nov. 5: First ODI at Guwahati: Umpires: Ian Gould and local appointment Nov. 8: Second ODI at Mohali: Umpires: Ian Gould and local appointment Nov. 12: Third ODI at Kanpur: Umpire: Ian Gould and local appointment Nov. 15: Fourth ODI at Gwalior: Umpires: Billy Doctrove and local apointment Nov. 18: Fifh ODI at Jaipur Umpires: Billy Doctrove and local appointment India-Pakistan Test series: Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle Nov. 22-26: 1st Test at Delhi Umpires: Simon Taufel and Billy Doctrove Nov. 30-Dec. 4: 2nd Test at Kolkata Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Billy Bowden Dec. 8-12: 3rd Test at Bangalore: Umpires: Simon Taufel and Billy Bowden UNI

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