Umpires from India and Pak to officiate in SL-Bangladesh matches : DRS in Tests and ODIs
by Bipin Dani

Player:Aleem Dar, S Ravi, MA Gough, AJ Pycroft
Event:Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016/17

DateLine: 3rd March 2017


Mumbai, March 3: Two Asian umpires will officiate in the forthcoming series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, it is learnt here.


The two Tests and the ODI series to follow thereafter will have DRS in place.


According to the highly placed sources in the ICC, Pakistan's Aleem Dar and India's S. Ravi along with Michael Gough (England) will officiate in the first two Tests commencing in Galle on March 7-11).


Zimbabwe's Andy Pycroft will be the match referee.


The second Test, which will be the 100th overall Test for Bangladesh will be played at Colombo's P. Sara Oval Stadium.


Bangladesh played their first Test in November 2000. They will be the last of the Full Members to complete the century, having taken little over 16 years to the mark.


The two ODIs' will be played at Dambulla and the two T-20 matches with no DRS will be played at Khettarama.


In T-20 matches there has been no practice of having DRS.


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