The Pakistan Cricket Board announced Tuesday that the International Cricket Council has appointed Sir Richie Richardson as match referee for the Independence Cup to be played between the World XI and Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium on 12, 13 and 15 September.
Sir Richie Richardson will be the first ICC appointed match official in Pakistan since 2009. Richardson has been a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees since January 2016 and has refereed in 11 Tests, 19 ODIs and 18 T20Is to date.
As one of the greats of Windies cricket, Sir Richie Richardson played 86 Tests and 224 One-Day Internationals between 1983 and 1996, scoring 5,949 and 6,248 runs, respectively. He also captained the Windies in 24 Tests (winning 11 and losing six) and 87 ODIs (winning 46 and losing 36), and served as a team manager from 2011 to 2015.
Against Pakistan, Sir Richie Richardson played 12 Tests and 61 ODIs, scoring 708 and 1,988 runs, respectively. He played two Tests and four ODI at the Gaddafi Stadium, with his final appearance in the Windies colours at Pakistan cricket’s headquarter being in1991.
The PCB chairman Najam Sethi had announced the schedule and team members of the visiting side in a press conference last week. A successful tour of the World XI is expected to follow the short tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies in October and November.