The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the 2019-20 season following the annual review and selection process. Also Read - Rishabh Pant Declared Winner of First Ever ICC Player of The Month Award, Shabnim Ismail Takes The Honours in Women Category
Gough and Wilson were elevated from the ICC International Panel of Umpires by the selection panel consisting of ICC General Manager — Cricket, Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon. Also Read - New Zealand Seal Place in Final of ICC World Test Championship; India-England Series to Play Crucial Role in Deciding Second Finalist
Both these umpires gained significant experience at the international level with Gough having officiated in nine Tests, 59 ODIs and 14 T20Is and Wilson having stood in 13 Tests, 63 ODIs and 26 T20Is. Also Read - What is ICC Player of The Month Award? - All You Need to Know
They replace retired umpires Ian Gould and Ravi Sundaram who were part of the previous panel.
The other members of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires are Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.
The ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees remains unchanged with David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath the seven officials on that list.