Nitin Menon mentioned that it was an ideal honour and matter of delight to be named within the panel.© ICC/Twitter
India’s Nitin Menon was on Monday included within the International Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires for the upcoming 2020-21 season, changing England’s Nigel Llong. The 36-year-old, who has officiated in three Tests, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, is barely the third umpire from India to make it to the celebrated panel after former captain Srinivas Venkatraghavan and Sundaram Ravi, who obtained the axe final 12 months. A variety panel comprising ICC General Manager (Cricket) Geoff Allardice (Chairman), former player and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, and match referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon, picked Menon, who was earlier a part of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires.
“It’s a great honour and matter of pride for me to be named in the Elite panel. To be officiating regularly along with the leading umpires and referees of the world is something that I always dreamt of and the feeling has yet to sink in,” Menon was quoted as saying in an ICC assertion.
“Having already officiated in Tests, ODIs and T20Is in addition to in ICC occasions, I perceive the good duty that comes with the job. I stay up for the challenges and can do my greatest at each alternative I get. I additionally really feel it is a duty on me to take Indian umpires ahead and assist them by sharing my experiences.
“I want to take this chance to thank the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, BCCI and ICC for his or her help and believing in my capacity over time. I might additionally prefer to thank my household for his or her sacrifices and unconditional help all through my profession,” Menon added.
“Nitin has come through our pathway system with very consistent performances. I congratulate him for being selected to the Elite panel and wish him continued success,” Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees, mentioned within the ICC assertion.
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