View Full Version : Benson, Doctrove and Rauf elevated to Elite Panel

April 7, 2006, 07:26 AM
Mark Benson of England, Billy Doctrove of West Indies and Asad Rauf of Pakistan are the latest additions to the Elite Panel of ICC umpires, increasing the panel's strength from seven to ten. This follows the annual review of umpire performance at the end of March 2006.

The composition of the panel was determined by Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive and Sunil Gavaskar, the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. The criteria for selection was the percentage of correct decisions given as well as reports from captains and match referees.

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I personally think Benson and Doctrove are good umpires but not that sure about Asad Rouf. he is simply overrated. He is a very reserve umpire about decision making and have found lot of wrong decisions from him.

April 8, 2006, 10:00 AM
I know Benson is a good one. But not much sure about Doctrove and ARouf. Anyway, let's see how they perform. Goodluck to them.

April 11, 2006, 04:36 PM
Rauf is young and may be too early to induct him but they need to relieve the other umpies of their duties with so much cricket played today. Now Doctrove? Joke of the year....