Gould, Erasmus to officiate in India-Australia game

South Africa’s Marais Erasmus and England’s Ian Gould would officiate in the much-hyped India-Australia quarterfinal at Ahmedabad on March 24.

New Delhi: Mar 21, 2011


South African Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould of England would officiate in the much-hyped India-Australia quarterfinal at Ahmedabad on March 24.


Meanwhile, Sri Lankan umpire Asoka de Silva, who was criticised for his poor officiating, was left out of the International Cricket Council’s list of officials for the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday.

De Silva had had a poor tournament and was involved in one of the most controversial incidents of the first round when he gave Ireland’s Gary Wilson out lbw against West Indies.

The decision was challenged by Wilson and replays showed the ball struck his pad outside off-stump while he was playing a shot, but de Silva refused to overturn his decision.

He was subsequently removed from standing in the England v West Indies game as well as the India against West Indies clash where he had been due to act as third umpire.


De Silva had seven decisions challenged under the review system and only on three occasions did his original call stand.

Quarter-final umpire appointments:


March 23 – Pakistan v West Indies, Dhaka

Umpires: Billy Bowden and Steve Davis; Daryl Harper (third umpire), Bruce Oxenford (fourth umpire); Chris Broad (match referee)


March 24 – Australia v India, Ahmedabad

Umpires: Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould; Richard Kettleborough (third umpire), Asad Rauf (fourth umpire); Ranjan Madugalle (match referee)


March 25 – South Africa v New Zealand, Dhaka

Umpires: Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker, Kumar Dharmasena (third umpire), Nigel Llong (fourth umpire); Roshan Mahanama (match referee)


March 26 – Sri Lanka v England, Colombo

Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Simon Taufel, Tony Hill (third umpire), Shavir Tarapore (fourth umpire); Jeff Crowe (match referee)


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