Umpires appointed for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Final

The umpires and officials for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Final have been appointed following the conclusion of the semi-finals in Australia.

  • Kim Cotton and Ahsan Raza will stand as on-field umpires in Melbourne
  • Gregory Brathwaite and Langton Rusere will be TV and fourth umpires respectively
  • The tournament finale will be overseen by match referee Chris Broad

Kim Cotton and Ahsan Raza will stand as on-field umpires for the Final, which sees four-time champions Australia take on first-time finalists India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The match will take place at 18h00 on 8 March – International Women’s Day – with New Zealand’s Cotton making history by becoming the first woman to take charge of a major World Cup Final.

The 42-year-old stood in Australia’s semi-final victory over South Africa at the SCG, with the match in Melbourne set to be her fifth of the tournament.

Cotton will be joined on the field by Pakistan umpire Raza who, like his colleague, is standing in the Final for the very first time.

Raza was due to officiate in India’s washed-out semi-final with England, while his experience of Australia-India contests stretches back to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 semi-final.

Supporting the on-field umpires will be West Indies’ Gregory Brathwaite, who is TV umpire for what is set to be an historic occasion in Melbourne.

Zimbabwe’s Langton Rusere, on-field official for the 2018 Final, will be fourth umpire this time around while Chris Broad of England will oversee the game as match referee.

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