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ICC appoints controversial Erasmus as on-field umpire in Pakistan’s semifinal

Marais Erasmus criticized for controversial decisions in the World Cup has been appointed as an on-field umpire as the International Cricket Council has announced match officials for the semi-finals of the T20I World Cup.

After the completion of the Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20I World Cup in Australia, the four-team line-up for the semi-finals has been completed. New Zealand and England from Group 1 and Pakistan and India from Group 2 have qualified for the Super Four stage.

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Now the ICC has also announced the names of match officials for both semi-finals.

South Africa’s Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth will be the on-field umpires for the first semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand. Richard Kettleborough will be the third umpire and Michael Gough will be the fourth umpire. Chris Broad will be the match referee in the semi-finals of Pakistan and New Zealand.

The second semi-final of the T20I World Cup will be played between India and England in which Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Reiffel will be the on-field umpires. Chris Gaffaney has been appointed as the third umpire and Rod Tucker as the fourth umpire for the second semi-final in Adelaide. David Boon will be the match referee in the semi-finals of India and England.

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