Nitin Menon. (Photograph by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC through Getty Photographs)
DUBAI: India’s Nitin Menon was on Monday included within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires for the upcoming 2020-21 season, changing England’s Nigel Llong.
The 36-year-old, who has officiated in three Exams, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, is just the third from India to make it to the distinguished panel after former captain Srinivas Venkatraghavan and Sundaram Ravi, who received the axe final yr.
A variety panel comprising ICC Normal Supervisor (Cricket) Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former participant and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon, picked Menon, who was earlier a part of the Emirates ICC Worldwide Panel of Umpires.
“It is an awesome honour and matter of satisfaction for me to be named within the Elite panel. To be officiating usually together with the main umpires and referees of the world is one thing that I at all times dreamt of and the sensation has but to sink in,” Menon was quoted as saying in an ICC assertion.