Brathwaite to stand in World Twenty20 qualifiers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Barbadian umpire Gregory Brathwaite has been named by the International Cricket Council to stand in the World Twenty20 qualifiers set for Ireland and Scotland next month.

Gregory Brathwaite
Gregory Brathwaite

The 45-year-old was the only Caribbean official among a 13-man list announced Monday by cricket’s world governing body for the July 9-26 tournament.

Brathwaite made his international umpiring debut four years ago when he stood in an ICC World Cricket League Championship match in Canada, and has gone on to umpire in 13 One-Day Internationals and ten Twenty20s.

The list of officials is topped by the experienced Nigel Llong from the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires who has stood in 29 Tests, 93 ODIs and 24 T20Is.

The other umpires are Anil Chaudhary, Johan Cloete, Shaun George, Mark Hawthorne, Vineet Kulkarni, David Odhiambo, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Ian Ramage, Ahsan Raza, Tim Robinson and Paul Wilson.

During the qualifiers, 14 nations will contest 51 matches, with the top six advancing to next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in India, alongside the ten full ICC members.

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