DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Dominican Billy Doctrove was among 18 umpires named Sunday to stand in next year’s Cricket World Cup in Asia.
The 55-year-old will join the cream of officials from the Elite Panel for the February 19 to April 2 showpiece across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Twelve members of the Elite Panel and six from the International Panel of Umpires, have been combined for the event.
Doctrove has been the leading Caribbean umpire Jamaican Steve Bucknor retired last year, after standing in five World Cup finals.
Since making his international debut 12 years ago, Doctrove has stood in 30 Tests and only this year surpassed the 100-mark in One-Day Internationals.
Englishman Richard Kettleborough, who had an outstanding debut Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka in Galle last month, has also been included.
West Indies will campaign in Group B of the World Cup alongside heavy favourites India, England, Bangladesh, South Africa, Ireland and the Netherlands.