David Boon to replace Alan Hurst as ICC Match Referee

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 15:55 PM IST

Dubai: Former Australian batsman David Boon will quit his job as Australian national selector to replace his retiring compatriot Alan Hurst on the ICC Emirates Elite Panel of Match Referees in July.

"The ICC today announced that former Australia batsman David Boon will replace compatriot Alan Hurst on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees after Mr Hurst announced his retirement, effective from the conclusion of his upcoming assignments in England," the ICC said in a statement.

The 50-year-old Boon`s international career spanned from 1984 to 1996.He played 107 Tests and 181 ODIs for Australia, scoring 7,422 runs in the longer format, including 21 centuries and 32 half-centuries. He hit 5,964 runs with five centuries and 37 half-centuries in limited-overs internationals.

Boon is currently General Manager at Cricket Tasmania, and also an Australia national selector. However, he will relinquish both those posts before taking over his assignment as an ICC Match Referee.

"I am excited with this appointment as it provides me with another opportunity to stay involved with this great sport," he said.

"Having played first-class cricket for nearly two decades and having been involved in marketing, cricket administration and national selection matters, I think I bring a lot of experience to the group which includes some of the most respected names in the sport," he added.

PTI