Asia Cup 2023: Ex-Team India pacer set to officiate in 250th ODI as match referee during IND vs NEP game

The 54-year-old has performed 67 Assessments for India, taking 236 wickets at a median of 30.49.

Asia Cup 2023: Javagal Srinath, former India’s pacer, is about to officiate in his 250th ODI as ICC Match Referee throughout India’s Asia Cup match in opposition to Nepal in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on Monday. With this, Srinath will change into solely the fourth ICC Match Referee to attain the milestone. Ranjan Madugalle, Chris Broad and Jeff Crowe had achieved this feat.

“It feels nice to be reaching this milestone as a match referee. It has been 17 years on the circuit for me, and fairly unbelievable that I’ve now officiated in additional ODIs than I performed,” Srinath mentioned in an ICC launch. Up to now, he has additionally officiated in 65 Assessments, 118 Males’s T20Is and 16 Ladies’s T20Is.

“I’m privileged to be nonetheless related to the sport. I’ve had a beautiful run since my worldwide debut as match referee in a Check match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo again in 2006 and can try to do my greatest within the coming years,” mentioned the previous India pacer.

Srinath turned an ICC Match Referee in 2006 and has since officiated within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, ICC Champions Trophy (2009 and 2013) and ICC T20 World Cup (2012, 2014, 2016 and 2021).The 54-year-old Srinath has performed 67 Assessments for India, taking 236 wickets at a median of 30.49, together with 10 fifers and a 10-for (in a single Check). His greatest figures had been 8 for 86 (innings) and 13 for 132 (Check) in opposition to Pakistan in 1999.

Apart from, he has featured in 229 ODIs, bagging 315 wickets at a median of 28.09 and an financial system of 4.45, together with seven four-fors and three fifers, along with his greatest figures being 5 for 23 in opposition to Bangladesh in 1998.

(With inputs from ANI)

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