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Dharmasena, Kettleborough to take charge of World Cup final

By Rediff Sports Desk
March 27, 2015 13:59 IST
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Check out on-field umpires for the ICC Cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne.

Kumar Dharmasena:

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena looks up from the ground. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Sri Lanka's Dharmasena, became the first player to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player. 19 years ago, Dharmasena 43, played in Sri Lanka's 1996 triumph against Australia.

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Richard Kettleborough:

Umpire Richard Kettleborough

Umpire Richard Kettleborough in action. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

England's Kettleborough is rated as the world's best umpire for the past two years and was unsurprisingly chosen by the ICC to be in the centre on Sunday at the MCG.

Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was named the match referee for the high-octane clash between the trans-Tasmanian rivals.

While Australia beat India by 95 runs in their semifinal clash, New Zealand got the better of South Africa in their last-four stage match.

The match official appointments are as follows:

March 29: Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne.

Ranjan Madugalle (match referee), Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough (both on-field umpires), Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Ian Gould (fourth umpire).

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