Each will be considered as a fourth umpire in KFC Big Bash League this season
Eight out of 35 members of State and Territory Umpire Panels (STUP) for the 2023/24 season announced by Cricket Australia has a South Asian family heritage.
Amongst these eight members four has a family heritage of India, three hails from Pakistan and one from Sri Lanka.
Alongside Premier Cricket commitments, members of respective STUPs will be appointed to officiate in CA competitions including the Weber Women’s Big Bash League, Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), Toyota Second XI, CA Underage National Championships and as Fourth Umpires in the KFC Big Bash League.
Dinusha Bandara (Sri Lanka), Syed Humayun (Pakistan), Sharad Patel (India), Daval Bhatt (India), Harsimran Singh (India), Muhammad Qureshi (Pakistan), Gaurav Bawa (India), Ahmad Khan (Pakistan).
Additionally, six women have also been included in the panel (Claire Polosak, Eloise Sheridan, Clare Haysom, Lisa McCabe, Ashlee Gibbons and Kate Holloman). Haysom and Holloman have been named on the panel for the first time.
CA congratulates all match officials on their respective appointments.