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Paul Wilson appointed to Test Series in NZ

Paul Wilson

Cricket Australia (CA) National Umpire Panel (NUP) member Paul Wilson has been appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to officiate in the two-Test Series between New Zealand and England.

Wilson has been appointed as Third Umpire for the First Test at Mount Maunganui before standing in the middle for the Second Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

Wilson made his Test debut in September when he travelled to Bangladesh for their only Test Match against Afghanistan. In doing so, Wilson became Australia’s 90th Test Match Umpire and one of only 484 umpires to stand at the highest level.

The First Test, starting tomorrow, is his second appointment as Third Umpire. Wilson made his debut as Third Umpire earlier in the year, where he was appointed to the one-off Test match between England and Ireland Test at Lord's.

It’s been a busy year on the international scene for Wilson, who travelled to the Caribbean in February to stand in the One-Day International Series between the West Indies and England.

Throughout June and July, Wilson was appointed to the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. There he stood in five matches, and was appointed to a further two as Third Umpire.

Since returning to Australia, Wilson has officiated in the T20 International Series involving Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and last week stood in the Tour Match between Australia A and Pakistan in Perth.

Wilson forms part of the Playing Control Team (PCT) featuring fellow Australian Bruce Oxenford and Sri Lankan Kumar Dharmasena. The Test Series will be overseen by ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath.

First Test – New Zealand v England. Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford
Third: Paul Wilson
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

Second Test – New Zealand v England. Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Wilson
Third: Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath