25 May 2011

Boon goes onto ICC panel of match referees

11:02 am on 25 May 2011

The former Australia opener David Boon will replace compatriot Alan Hurst on the International Cricket Council's panel of match referees.

Boon, currently Cricket Tasmania's General Manager and also a national selector, will relinquish both those posts before joining the panel.

50-year-old Boon played 107 test matches for Australia.

Hurst, who joined the panel in 2004, will retire after officiating in his 102nd one-day international between England and Sri Lanka in Manchester on July 9th.