PCB names match officials for smooth conduct of National T20 Cup

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Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) policy on investing in its elite match officials by giving them maximum opportunities to show their decision-making and man-management skills was evident when it announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the Rs 9 million National T20 Cup, which begins in Multan on September 30.

The six match referees and 14 umpires from the PCB elite panel of match officials will officiate in the First XI matches to be held in Multan till October 6, before action moves to Rawalpindi where the second round and knock-out games will be played from October 9-18. As such, all elite umpires and match officials are expected to get a minimum of nine and five matches, respectively, in the 33-match tournament, which will be produced by the PCB and broadcasted live on PTV Sports.