On Friday, September 29, BCCI released the full-list of highest-paid umpires in India. Nitin Menon, who is ICC’s elite panel member earns 40,000 rupees per game, which is the joint-most along with Anil Chaudhary. The list includes 37 umpires.
In the A+ category of umpires’ rankings, there are ten umpires, who earns 40k per game and the list features Nitin Menon, Anil Chaudhary , J R Madanagopal, and Navdeep Singh Sidhu, and 5 others.
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There are total five cartegories (A+, A, B, C, and D). However, for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, which begins on October 5, only Nitin Menon from India will officiate in the prestigious fifty-over tournament. Further, Menon would officiate the opening game of the World Cup between England and New Zealand alongwith Kumar Dharmasena, who hogged the internet during the 2019 World Cup final which featured the same two teams.
Here is the complete list of all the umpires for ICC World Cup 2023.
Christopher Gaffaney (New Zealand), Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Nitin Menon (India), Paul Reiffel (Australia), Richard Kettleborough (England), Richard Illingworth (England), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), Michael Gough (England), Rodney Tucker (Australia), Joel Wilson (West Indies), Ahsan Raza (Pakistan), and Adrian Holdstock (South Africa).