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The International Cricket Council announced the officials for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 on 26 July 2007.

Umpires

Five umpires from the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, along with four members of the ICC International umpire panel complete the list of umpires for the twenty seven match tournament. A rotation system will see all officials serve on-field, as well as in third umpire capacities.

Umpire Country Panel Previous 20/20 Matches^
Asad Rauf Pakistan Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Elite 2
Mark Benson England Flag of England England Elite 7
Billy Doctrove West Indies Flag of West Indies West Indies Elite 0
Daryl Harper Australia Flag of Australia Australia Elite 0
Simon Taufel Australia Flag of Australia Australia Elite 0
Steve Davis Australia Flag of Australia Australia International 0
Tony Hill New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand International 10
Ian Howell South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa International 10
Nigel Llong England Flag of England England International 23

^ - includes international and domestic Twenty20 matches.

Three South African officials in Brian Jerling, Karl Hurter and Marais Erasmus will serve as fourth umpires for all matches in the group stage.

Referees

The three referees selected are all members of the Panel of ICC Referees, and they will be responsible for all twenty seven matches.

Referee Country
Ranjan Madugalle Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
Mike Procter South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Chris Broad England Flag of England England

Suspended Officials

Five of the ICC's top officials were suspended from duty for the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship by way of punishment for the chaotic end to the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, where they incorrectly interpreted the playing conditions. The suspended officials are umpires Steve Bucknor, Aleem Dar, Rudi Koertzen and Billy Bowden, along with referee Jeff Crowe, all of whom are members of the ICC's elite panels.

The suspension of these officials means that at least one of the umpires in the final will be taking charge of their first major ICC final, with Simon Taufel the only umpire chosen who has previously stood in a final (that being the final of the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy).

Style of Umpiring

The fast-paced, exciting nature of Twenty20 cricket has led to some umpires in domestic Twenty20 competitions using much more flamboyant signals than they would otherwise use. The ICC has, however, issued special instructions to the umpires, telling them to remain calm and to officiate in their normal manner, so as not to distract spectators from the cricket and to ensure that they are concentrating fully on any decisions they may be asked to make.

Match Appointments

Group Stage

Date Team 1 Team 2 On-field umpire On-field umpire 3rd Umpire 4th Umpire Referee
11 Sept South Africa West Indies Mark Benson Daryl Harper Nigel Llong Karl Hurter Chris Broad
12 Sept Australia Zimbabwe Asad Rauf Tony Hill Ian Howell Marais Erasmus Ranjan Madugalle
12 Sept New Zealand Kenya Billy Doctrove Simon Taufel Steve Davis Brian Jerling Mike Procter
12 Sept Pakistan Scotland Steve Davis Simon Taufel Billy Doctrove Brian Jerling Mike Procter
13 Sept Bangladesh West Indies Mark Benson Nigel Llong Daryl Harper Karl Hurter Chris Broad
13 Sept England Zimbabwe Asad Rauf Tony Hill Ian Howell Marais Erasmus Ranjan Madugalle
13 Sept India Scotland Steve Davis Simon Taufel Billy Doctrove Brian Jerling Mike Procter
14 Sept Australia England Asad Rauf Ian Howell Tony Hill Marais Erasmus Ranjan Madugalle
14 Sept India Pakistan Simon Taufel Billy Doctrove Steve Davis Brian Jerling Mike Procter
14 Sept Kenya Sri Lanka Nigel Llong Daryl Harper Mark Benson Karl Hurter Chris Broad
15 Sept Sri Lanka New Zealand Mark Benson Daryl Harper Nigel Llong Karl Hurter Chris Broad
15 Sept South Africa Bangladesh Asad Rauf Tony Hill Ian Howell Marais Erasmus Ranjan Madugalle

Super 8's

Date Team 1 Team 2 On-field Umpire On-field Umpire 3rd Umpire 4th Umpire Referee
16 Sept India New Zealand Mark Benson Nigel Llong Daryl Harper Karl Hurter Chris Broad
16 Sept Australia Bangladesh Asad Rauf Ian Howell Tony Hill Marais Erasmus Ranjan Madugalle
16 Sept South Africa England Asad Rauf Tony Hill Ian Howell Marais Erasmus Ranjan Madugalle
17 Sept Pakistan Sri Lanka Nigel Llong Daryl Harper Mark Benson Karl Hurter Chris Broad
18 Sept New Zealand England Simon Taufel Billy Doctrove Steve Davis Brian Jerling Mike Procter
18 Sept Australia Pakistan Mark Benson Nigel Llong Daryl Harper Karl Hurter Chris Broad
18 Sept Bangladesh Sri Lanka Mark Benson Daryl Harper Nigel Llong Karl Hurter Chris Broad
19 Sept South Africa New Zealand Billy Doctrove Simon Taufel Steve Davis Brian Jerling Ranjan Madugalle
19 Sept England India Simon Taufel Billy Doctrove Steve Davis Brian Jerling Ranjan Madugalle
20 Sept Australia Sri Lanka Asad Rauf Ian Howell Tony Hill Marais Erasmus Mike Procter
20 Sept Bangladesh Pakistan Ian Howell Tony Hill Asad Rauf Marais Erasmus Mike Procter
20 Sept South Africa India Simon Taufel Billy Doctrove Steve Davis Brian Jerling Ranjan Madugalle

Semi-finals

Date Team 1 Team 2 On-field Umpire On-field Umpire 3rd Umpire 4th Umpire Referee
22 Sept Pakistan New Zealand Daryl Harper Simon Taufel Ian Howell Nigel Llong Mike Procter
22 Sept India Australia Asad Rauf Mark Benson Billy Doctrove Tony Hill Chris Broad

Final

Date Team 1 Team 2 On-field Umpire On-field Umpire 3rd Umpire 4th Umpire Referee
24 Sept Pakistan India Mark Benson Simon Taufel Daryl Harper Billy Doctrove Ranjan Madugalle

References

2007 ICC World Twenty20 general information
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