Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 7:24
Richardson takes Mahanama's place
Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson will join the ICC's elite panel of match referees as a replacement for the retiring Roshan Mahanama.
However, Richardson will not take up his new position until early next year, when he completes his current tenure as manager of the West Indies team.
Mahanama last week announced his intention to step down from the ICC's elite panel at the end of the year after more than a decade in the role.
The ICC's elite panel of match referees is made up of seven former cricketers who officiate in Test matches, and Richardson will join Ranjan Madugalle, Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Javagal Srinath and Jeff Crowe.