The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup finals officials are announced. The final is between India and Australia in Ahmedabad and will have England’s Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough as the on-field umpires.
Both are from England and will handle key duties in this crucial match.
Kettleborough is no stranger to this stage, having officiated in the 2015 World Cup final.
This time, he joins Illingworth for this pivotal encounter, which is expected to draw a massive crowd, possibly exceeding the 93,000 spectators at the 2015 final.
Illingworth, although previously a player in the 1992 World Cup final, now steps into the role of match official for this occasion.
Both were promoted to the ICC International List on the same day in November 2009. They recently officiated in the semi-finals too.
Joining them for Sunday’s final is Joel Wilson as the third umpire for World Cup Finals Officials, Chris Gaffaney as the fourth umpire, and match referee Andy Pycroft.
All of them were part of the officiating teams during the semi-finals as well.
Australia, aiming for their sixth World Cup win, will face India, hungry for their first ICC trophy since 2013, in what’s expected to be an epic final in Ahmedabad, likely to attract a massive audience of over 100,000 spectators.