Abu Dhabi T10 executive recruits elite international match officials for 2020 edition

ICC Elite Match Referee and former England star, Chris Broad and former ICC Elite Panel Umpire Ian Gould confirmed as Abu Dhabi T10 Match Referees

Press Release: Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 26, 2021

The Abu Dhabi T10 executive committee has enlisted the most highly regarded match officials in international cricket to oversee play for the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10, to be hosted at Zayed Cricket Stadium from 28th January – 6th February, 2021. Alongside the international stars on the field, the team of umpires and match referees will bring a wealth of experience to the tournament as it continues to develop year-on-year:

The powerful line-up of match officials confirmed for the Abu Dhabi T10 include:

• Chris Broad – ADT10 Match Referee 1 (ICC Elite Match Referee)

• Nigel Llong – former ICC Elite Panel Umpire

• Lyndon Hannibal – ICC International Panel Umpire

• Paul Baldwin – ICC Panel Umpire

• Shiju Manil – ICC Development Panel

• Ian Gould – ADT10 Match Referee 2 (former ICC Elite Panel Umpire)

• Alex Wharf – ICC International Panel Umpire

• Ranmore Martinez – ICC International Panel Umpire

• Billy Taylor – ECB First class Umpire

• Akbar Ali – ICC Development Panel

Speaking about officiating at the Abu Dhabi T10, former England player and ICC Elite Match Referee, Chris Broad, stated “T10 is the newest, shortest and most exciting form of our great game. With the 2nd Abu Dhabi T10 tournament about to start I am really looking forward to adding my knowledge and experience to this event along with my outstanding elite umpiring colleagues. For those of us in the grip of winter we will bring you the warmth & attributes of Abu Dhabi cricket into your living rooms. Please enjoy.”

Matthew Boucher, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Cricket, commented, “To have the best professionals running the cricket operations at the highest standard of officiating and umpiring is a testament to the tournament’s commitment to delivering first class cricket. We are honored that this elite panel of officials will join some of the biggest names in the sport as we host the tournament in Abu Dhabi for the second time.”

The Abu Dhabi T10 is the world’s only ten-over international cricket event sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). The competition’s growing popularity has been further reinforced by the presence of some of the most well-respected match referees and umpires in world cricket.

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About Abu Dhabi T10

Abu Dhabi T10 is the world’s only ten-over cricket tournament officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). It is the first ever internationally approved ten-over format competition. The second edition of Abu Dhabi T10 will be held from 28th January – 6th February 2021. Abu Dhabi T10 is a UAE product that has grown into a globally accepted cricket format. Matches have a 10-over-a-side format and duration of 45 minutes a side totaling 90 minutes of play.

The tournament is played over ten days, with a round robin followed by semi-finals and the final. The Abu Dhabi T10 tournament is a short, high energy format loved by global audiences and international cricket stars alike.