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Crowe to officiate India-WI series

April 26, 2006 12:06 IST

Jeff Crowe will be the match referee during India's tour of West Indies, while Elite panel umpires Rudi Koertzen, Simon Taufel and Asad Rauf will stand alongwith umpires chosen by the host cricket board in the five one-day internationals and four Tests between the two sides.

The ODIs will be played first, with Pakistan's Rauf, recently elevated to the Emirates Elite Panel of umpires, standing in the first three matches to be replaced by Umpire of the Year Australian Simon Taufel in the last two games of the series, an ICC release said.

Taufel and Rauf will then stand together in the first two Tests of the series, in Antigua and St Kitts on June 2 and 10 respectively before the South African duo of Rudi Koertzen and Emirates International Panel official Brian Jerling take over from them.

The appointments announced by the ICC also cover the seven-match ODI series between the West Indies and Zimbabwe starting April 29 and the three-Test series between England and Sri Lanka that begins on May 11.

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