Taufel to stand in Asia Cup final

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Dubai, Jun 27 (UNI) Number one umpire for the last four years, Simon Taufel and Tony Hill will oversee the procedings of the final match of the Asia Cup scheduled to be held at Karachi on July 6, the ICC announced today.

ICC Match Referee Alan Hurst will oversee all seven matches while the six Super Four games will be shared between Taufel and Ian Gould, Tony Hill and Brian Jerling of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.

Meanwhile, the ICC also announced the umpire and referee appointments for the upcoming series between England and South Africa, which gets underway on July 10 at Lord's.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will oversee the first two Tests of the four-match series at Lord's and Leeds.

Both the matches will be umpired by Daryl Harper and Billy Bowden of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.

The last two Tests at Birmingham and The Oval will be overseen by Ranjan Madugalle, also of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

Aleem Dar and Steve Davis, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, will be in charge.

Madugalle will then hand over to Roshan Mahanama, also of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, for the Twenty20 International and the ODI series that follows the Test series.

Asia Cup: Match referee Alan Hurst June 28: Bangladesh v India (ODI), Karachi - Simon Taufel and Brian Jerling June 29: Pakistan v Sri Lanka (ODI), Karachi - Ian Gould and Tony Hill June 30: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka (ODI), Karachi - Simon Taufel and Brian Jerling July 2: Pakistan v India (ODI), Karachi - Ian Gould and Tony Hill July 3: India v Sri Lanka (ODI), Karachi - Simon Taufel and Brian Jerling July 4: Pakistan v Bangladesh (ODI), Karachi - Ian Gould and Tony Hill July 6: Final (ODI), Karachi - Simon Taufel and Tony Hill UNI XC RAR AB PM1617

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