ICC has selected Nepal’s Buddhi Pradhan as one of the umpires from the ICC Developmental program to officiate in the upcoming ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup.

Pradhan will be officiating in 2 official World Cup warm-up matches and in 3 group stage matches during the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

World Cup Warm-ups:

India vs South Africa (Jan 9) & Afghanistan vs Namibia (Jan 10)

Group League Stage – U-19 World Cup:

Pakistan vs Afghanistan (Jan 13), Bangladesh vs Canada (Jan 15) and England vs Canada (Jan 20)

ICC announced the full list of umpires for the World Cup, which includes 3 umpires from the ICC Developmental program.

Umpire and match referee appointments for the knockout stages will be announced after the teams have been confirmed.

The officials for the ICC U-19 World Cup (Group Stage):

Umpires: Robert Bailey, Gregory Brathwaite, Anil Chaudhary, Nigel Duguid, Shaun George, Shaun Haig, Mark Hawthorne, David Odhiambo, Buddhi Pradhan, Ranmore Martinesz, C.K. Nandan, Ian Ramage, Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza, Tim Robinson, Langton Rusere and Paul Wilson.

Match referees: Jeff Crowe, Devdas Govindjee and Graeme La Brooy

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