At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020! Menon was elevated to the Elite Panel, joining S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi as the third Indian to do so.
Nitin Menon, an Indian, has kept his spot on the ICC Elite Panel and will soon make his debut in Sri Lanka as a neutral umpire. So, Nitin Menon has received a one-year extension from the International Cricket Council, a BCCI official told PTI. The 38-year-old from Indore is still the sole Indian among the panel’s 11 elite umpires.
“Nitin Menon, who has been our top umpire for the past three to four years, just received a one-year extension from the ICC. Later this month, he will also make his debut as a neutral umpire, the source informed PTI.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020! Nitin Menon was elevated to the Elite Panel, joining S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi as the third Indian to do so.
Due to the travel restrictions in effect! Nitin Menon was only able to referee international matches inside of India, as the ICC only permitted domestic umpires.
Paul Reiffel, an Australian, is now serving as the governing body’s captain for England’s home series against New Zealand as COVID-19 comes to an end.
Nitin Menon will fly to Sri Lanka for the home team’s two-Test series against Australia. Which starts on June 29 in Galle, after finishing his duties in the existing five-match T20 series between India and South Africa.
The Elite Panel remains the same, and in addition to Nitin Menon, it also consists of Aleem Dar from Pakistan, Chris Gaffaney from New Zealand, Kumara Dharmasena from Sri Lanka, Marais Erasmus from South Africa, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, and Michael Gough (all three from England), Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker, and Joel Wilson from the West Indies.
Who joins the ICC International Panel of Umpires is decided by the BCCI. Anil Chaudhary, Virender Sharma, J Madanagopal, and K N Ananthapadmanabhan are the four Indians who now occupy the lower tier.