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ICC to reintroduce neutral umpires with Bangladesh-Afghanistan Test



Photo: Paul Rieffel, Chris Brown

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International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to re-introduce neutral umpiring with the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

The neutral umpires in the bilateral series had been halted since the outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe. ICC chairman Greg Barclay assured that they were again planning to return to neutral umpires, last year in Dhaka.

In Test matches two on-field umpires, one will be a neutral umpire while the match referee and TV umpires will be neutral as well and only the fourth umpire will be the home umpire. 

The umpires for the one-off Test have been announced by the ICC, referee Chris Broad, on-field umpires Paul Rieffel, Chris Brown, TV umpire Adrian Holdstock and fourth umpire Sharfuddoula.

The lone Test match will be played from June 14-18 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.