Nitin Menon
Nitin Menon. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Indian umpire Nitin Menon retains his standing as a member of the ICC Elite Panel and is about to officiate as a impartial umpire for the primary time in Sri Lanka later within the month. He’s additionally the one Indian within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) 11-member Elite Panel of Umpires, as he will get a one-year extension from the council.

Menon first made it to the Elite Panel in 2020, turning into solely the third Indian umpire after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi to be on the checklist. Nevertheless, on account of Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the ICC, he had not received the chance to officiate exterior India for a world sport. However the ICC has uplifted the journey restrictions once more, permitting native umpires to journey overseas.

There isn’t a change within the ICC Elite Panel

“The ICC not too long ago gave a one-year extension to Menon who has been our main umpire during the last three to 4 years. Additionally, you will see him making his debut as a impartial umpire later this month,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by India Right now. Menon will depart for the two-match Take a look at sequence between Sri Lanka and Australia, to be performed between June 29 and July 12, after the conclusion of the continued T20I sequence between India and South Africa.

Menon, after making his worldwide debut on January 26, 2017 in a T20I match between India and England at Kanpur, has stood in 11 Take a look at matches, 30 ODIs, 27 T20Is and 10 WT20Is, and has additionally been a TV umpire in 22 worldwide matches throughout codecs. 

BCCI decides on who to select for the ICC Worldwide Panel of Umpires, and the Indian umpires within the decrease tier are Anil Chaudhary, Virender Sharma, J Madanagopal, and Okay N Ananthapadmanabhan.

All of the earlier members of the Elite Panel have been retained, and apart from Menon, the opposite members are Chris Gaffaney from New Zealand, Marais Erasmus from South Africa, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, and Michael Gough from England, Joel Wilson from West Indies, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker from Australia, Kumara Dharmasena from Sri Lanka, and Aleem Dar from Pakistan.