India’s Nitin Menon used to be on Monday incorporated within the for the impending 2020-21 season, changing England’s Nigel Llong. The 36-year-old, who has officiated in 3 Assessments, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, is handiest the 3rd umpire from India to make it to the distinguished panel after former captain Srinivas Venkatraghavan and Sundaram Ravi, who were given the awl final 12 months. A variety panel comprising ICC Basic Supervisor (Cricket) Geoff Allardice (Chairman), , and fit referees Ranjan Madugalle and David Boon, picked Menon, who used to be previous a part of the Emirates ICC Global Panel of Umpires.
“It is a nice honour and topic of delight for me to be named within the Elite panel. To be officiating often along side the main umpires and referees of the sector is one thing that I all the time dreamt of and the sensation has but to sink in,” Menon used to be quoted as pronouncing in an ICC commentary.
“Having already officiated in Assessments, ODIs and T20Is in addition to in ICC occasions, I perceive the nice duty that includes the activity. I stay up for the demanding situations and can do my best possible at each alternative I am getting. I additionally really feel it is a duty on me to take Indian umpires ahead and assist them through sharing my reports.
“I want to take this chance to thank the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Affiliation, and ICC for his or her beef up and believing in my skill over time. I’d additionally love to thank my circle of relatives for his or her sacrifices and unconditional beef up all through my occupation,” Menon added.
“Nitin has come via our pathway gadget with very constant performances. I congratulate him for being decided on to the Elite panel and want him endured luck,” Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Supervisor – Umpires and Referees, stated within the ICC commentary.