International cricket The Council (ICC) announced on Friday that Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasina will be field referees for the men’s T20 tournament. Globalism The cup final between England and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Erasmus was the on-court referee for the first semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground while Dharmasina was the on-court referee for the second semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand. India and England in the Adelaide Oval.
Chris Gavani will be the television referee for the final while Paul Revell will be the fourth official. The final match will be supervised by the referee of the match, Ranjan Madugali.
England are looking to win the tournament for the first time since winning the 2010 T20 World Cup in the West Indies, after beating India by 10 wickets in Thursday’s semi-final in Adelaide.
Pakistan is also looking to repeat its 2009 T20 World Cup victory in England after beating New Zealand by seven wickets in Wednesday’s semi-final match in Sydney.
With 95 per cent of rain expected on Sunday and Monday, which is the main last day as well as the reserve day, there is a risk of sharing the cup between the two teams.
But the ICC said through its Technical Events Committee (ETC), it has increased the provision of additional playing time on the reserve day to four hours from the original two-hour referee (in accordance with Clause 13.7.3 of the Terms of Play), in the event that more time is required to complete a match and get a result.
The International Cricket Council added that 10 times for each side is required to form a match in the knockout stage and every effort will be made to complete the match on the given match day.
Although he said every effort would be made to complete the match on Sunday, with any necessary overslashes, and only if the minimum overages needed to make up a Sunday no-toss match would the match go into reserve day.
Play on Reserve Day will begin at 3pm Melbourne time and will be a continuation of play from the scheduled match day.
Rain has already eclipsed three Group A matches in the MCG Super 12s in this tournament – England vs. Australia, Afghanistan versus New Zealand and Afghanistan versus Ireland. The rain was also affected by Ireland’s surprise victory over England in five rounds at the same venue.