Taufel, Gould to umpire Indo-Pak semifinal

Updated: Mar 27, 2011, 15:24 PM IST

Mohali: Australian Simon Taufel, a winner of five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards, and England`s Ian Gould were today appointed as the on-field officials for the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal here on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka`s Ranjan Madugalle has been named the match referee with New Zealand`s Billy Bowden and Australian Rod Tucker being the third and fourth umpires respectively.

For the first semi-final between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo, Steve Davis and Aleem Dar will oversee the on-field proceedings with Chris Broad acting as match referee, the ICC said in a statement.

Marais Erasmus (third umpire), Billy Doctrove (fourth umpire) are the other two officials for the Sri Lanka-New Zealand clash.

Appointments for the final will be made later.