Nitin Menon. (Picture by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC by way of Getty Photos)
DUBAI: India’s Nitin Menon was on Monday included within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires for the upcoming 2020-21 season, changing England’s Nigel Llong.
The 36-year-old, who has officiated in three Assessments, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, is barely the third from India to make it to the distinguished panel after former captain Srinivas Venkatraghavan and Sundaram Ravi, who obtained the axe final 12 months.
A variety panel comprising ICC Common Supervisor (Cricket) Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former participant and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon, picked Menon, who was earlier a part of the Emirates ICC Worldwide Panel of Umpires.
“It is an amazing honour and matter of satisfaction for me to be named within the Elite panel. To be officiating repeatedly together with the main umpires and referees of the world is one thing that I all the time dreamt of and the sensation has but to sink in,” Menon was quoted as saying in an ICC assertion.