Dubai, August 31, 2019 (PPI-OT): Marais Erasmus and Ruchira Palliyaguruge will join Kumar Dharmasena as the officiating umpires. As announced by the International Cricket Council prior to the start of the series, Marais Erasmus and Ruchira Palliyaguruge will join Kumar Dharmasena as the officiating umpires for the 4th and 5th Ashes Test matches commencing on 4 September in Manchester and 12 September at The Oval, respectively.
Dharmasena was originally appointed as the TV umpire for the 4th Test match but will now stand on-field with Erasmus in both the 4th and 5th Tests, with Ruchira Palliyaguruge officiating as the TV umpire in both matches.
Appointment of match officials, which are announced 10 days before a series, are available on our website here: https://www.icc-cricket.com/about/cricket/match-officials/umpire-appointments
For more information, contact:
International Cricket Council (ICC)
Street 69, Dubai Sports City,
Sh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE