ICC announces the Umpires for the WTC finals to be held on 18th June. Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees will oversee the proceedings. Taking the field will be Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough. Richard Kettleborough will be the 3rd Umpire.
Illingworth started his umpiring career in 2006 when he was appointed to the list of first-class umpires. Therefore, He made his international Umpiring debut in 2009. Hence, Richard Illingworth joined ICC’s elite umpire panel on 25 June 2013. He was selected to officiate in the 2015 World Cup and 2019 World Cup. He was declared ICC Umpire of the year for 2019 and won the David Shepherd Trophy.
Gough started his umpiring career in 2006 when he was appointed to the list of first-class umpires. Therefore, He made his debut as an international umpire in 2013. Hence, He was selected to officiate in the 2015 World Cup and 2019 World Cup. On 28 July 2016, he stood in his first Test Match. In July 2019, Gough was promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Gough was named the ECB Umpire of The Year for 8 years in a row from 2010.
Kettleborough made his debut as an umpire in first-class cricket in April 2002. He was the ECB’s designated TV umpire on the ICC International Panel for the 2009 season. He was appointed to stand in his first international game as an umpire in August 2009. Hence, In November 2009, he was promoted to on-field status within the International Panel. He was selected to officiate in the 2011 World Cup, 2015 World Cup, and 2019 World Cup. Therefore, Richard gained promotion to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in May 2011.