David Boon appointed referee of the ICC match for Pakistan's local series against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: The ICC has named former Australian hitter David Boon as the match referee for the short limited series at home in Pakistan against a secondary team from Sri Lanka, indicating his change of position on how he sees the security situation in the country.

The ICC confirmed on Saturday that Boon would be the match referee for the series of three ODIs and three T20 internationals in Karachi and Lahore from 27 September to 9 October.

Boon, 58, is one of the most experienced officials on the ICC match-referees panel having already officiated in 135 ODIs and 51 T20Is since 2011. I played 107 Tests and 181 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1996.

The ICC has also named its Elite panel umpires, Joel Wilson and Michael Gough as umpires for the series. Gough had visited Karachi earlier this year for the PSL 4 final.

the Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Elite panel arbitrator Aleem Dar With Ahsan Race , Sozaib Raza and Asif Yaqoob to oversee the series as home referees.

Raza fue uno de the árbitros paquistaníes que viajaba en la montaña rusa de oficiales del partido detrás del autobús que transportaba al equipo de Sri Lanka cuando fue atacado por militantes en Lahore en marzo de 2009.

Raza survived a kidney operation and other complications due to gunshot wounds to make a brave return to arbitration.

the ICC last week had made it clear that it would only decide on appointing its match officials for the series after reviewing the security situation and arrangements through its independent security expert.

the Sri Lankan board also finally confirmed it would be sending its team to Pakistan earlier this week.