Umpires named for World Cup final, no place for Aleem Dar after controversy

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Melbourne, March 27: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has kept Pakistan's Aleem Dar out of ICC World Cup 2015 final umpiring duties after his controversial no-ball decision in the quarter-final.

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ICC today announced the match officials for the final, to be played in Melbourne. Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand will play for the trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 29.

Umpires named for World Cup final, no place for Aleem Dar after controversy

Award-winning umpire Dar was not a part of the semi-final duties also. And now he finds himself left out again. His controversial no-ball in India-Bangladesh quarter-final seems to have led to his ouster. There was outrage in Bangladesh following his wrong no-ball call when Rohit Sharma was out to a full toss ball.

With his appointment today, Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena has become the first man to be in World Cup final as a player and an umpire. He won the World Cup in 1996, playing the final against Australia in Lahore.


The match officials for World Cup final - March 29 (9 AM IST start)

Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)

Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough (both on-field umpires)

Marais Erasmus (third umpire)

Ian Gould (fourth umpire)

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