T&T umpire to officiate in World Cup tourney

West Indies cricket legend, Richie Richardson.
West Indies cricket legend, Richie Richardson.

Trinidad and Tobago umpire, Joel Wilson, 52, was the only West Indian umpire selected for the World Cup tournament to be played from May 30, to July 16 in England and Wales.

The only other official from the region, former West Indies captain and manager, Richie Richardson from Antigua was selected as one of only six match referees.

Wilson will be officiating in his third ICC world tournament, which included stints at the 2013 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and Twenty20 World Cup (Men’s and Women) in India in 2016.

He is a member of the Emirates Elite Panel of Umpires to be one of 16 from around the world selected to officiate at the prestigious World Cup.

The Trinidadian made his Test debut in July 2015 when Bangladesh hosted South Africa, the first of 13 so far he has stood in, with the last one being in January when South Africa hosted Pakistan in Johannesburg.

Wilson’s 51-match One-Day International career was launched in 2011 when West Indies took on India in Kingston, Jamaica, with his last outing being in March when Indian played Australia in Delhi.

He has also officiated in 26 Twenty20 matches starting in 2012 in Dubai with his last in Lauderhill, Florida in August last year.

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