Fans get cold feet upon the revelation of umpires for the World Cup 2023. Memes break in the internet regarding the assigning of Richard Kettleborough.
UMPIRES IN WORLD CUP 2023
The disclosure of the umpires for the World Cup 2023 caused a storm of emotions among Indian supporters. Cricket fans are having heated conversations about the news of the designated umpires. Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth have been assigned as the on-field umpires for the World Cup finals. Cricket fans are getting cold feet regarding the allotment of the match officials for the final of the World Cup. Moreover, question marks are being raised about the allocation of such a significant match to authorities connected to past heartbreaks.
The focus is on Richard Kettleborough, whose role in India’s heartbreaking defeats in pivotal games. Kettleborough’s presence for the previous ten years is still cause for concern. Cricket buffs from India are getting cold feet by memories of losing big competitions in his presence. Significant contests such as the Champions Trophy 2017 and 2019 World Cup semifinal were under his presence. Moreover, other major events like the 2014 T20 WC final, 2015 WC semifinal, and 2016 T20 WC semifinal were in his presence as an umpire. Fans are worried about the prospect of a curse as Kettleborough prepares to preside in the WC2023 final. However, one always wishes that the umpire’s presence prevents this WC final from becoming another heartbreaking tale.
Furthermore, the match referee for the World Cup final will be Andy Pycroft, while Chris Gaffaney will serve as the fourth umpire. In addition, Joel Wilson will be the third umpire. Here is the list of umpires and match officials for the IND vs Aus World Cup final.
On-field Umpires: Richard Illingworth & Richard Kettleborough
Third Umpire: Joel Wilson
Fourth Umpires: Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft