Aleem Dar will be officiating all the limited overs fixtures in India vs South Africa 2015 © Getty Images
Aleem Dar will be officiating all the limited overs fixtures in India vs South Africa 2015 © Getty Images

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Chris Broad have been named as the the match referee and the umpire for the entire T20 International (T20I) and One-Day International (ODI) for the South Africa tour of India 2015. This is just a provisional and it is subject to chance, according to icc-cricket.com. South Africa lost their T20 warm-up match against India A by eight wickets, starting off their tour on a bad note. They will have to get their acts together ahead of the first T20I, which begins on October 2. the tour ends with a four-match Test series. SCORECARD: India vs South Africa, 1st T20I at Dharamsala

Following criteria apply when the ICC decide on umpires for a series—Independent of the countries involved in the match/series, pick best available umpires for the match/series, umpires performing better are given more opportunities, frequency of individuals appointed to same teams and workload considerations. READ: India vs South Africa 2015: JP Duminy backs Proteas despite poor show in tour game

South Africa suffered a couple of blows ahead of the T20I series. Fast bowler David Wiese is out injured and is replaced by Albie Morkel. Unfortunately for Morkel, he could not play the warm-up match as he could not acquire India visa. South Africa will hope that he reaches the country just in time for the T20I series. Rilee Rossouw too has been ruled out for the limited overs. MS Dhoni will be back to lead the side in the limted overs and could play a few Ranji Trophy matches after that as well. READ: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni have good leadership qualities, says Ajinkya Rahane