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.
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.
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)