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Home > Cricket > The Cup > Reuters > Report

Bucknor and Dar to umpire World Cup final

April 27, 2007 16:54 IST

Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar will be the umpires for Saturday's World Cup final between holders Australia and Sri Lanka at the Kensington Oval.

Jamaica's Bucknor, standing in a record fifth successive final, and Pakistan's Dar are joined by South Africa's Rudi Koertzen and New Zealander Brent Bowden as third and fourth umpires.

The 60-year-old Bucknor tops the list for standing in successive finals ahead of England's Dickie Bird and David Shepherd, who each umpired three finals.

"It is a dream come true," Bucknor said in an ICC news release announcing his appointment. "I was happy knowing I was umpiring in a Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean and now being asked to stand in the final again makes it even more special."

Dar, 38, is standing in his first World Cup final. Former New Zealand captain Jeff Crowe will be the match referee.

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