MCC have announced that Sundaram Ravi has been appointed to the Club’s Laws sub-committee.
Ravi was promoted to the ICC Elite Panel in 2015, becoming only the second Indian after Srinivas Venkatraghavan to make the panel since its inception in 2002.
The 51 year-old made his Test debut as an Umpire in 2013 as Bangladesh met New Zealand in Chittagong, having made his One-Day International bow two years earlier. He has now stood in 23 Test matches, 33 ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals.
He umpired England’s victory over South Africa at Lord’s earlier this year, and has also stood in Test matches in 2015 and 2016 at the Home of Cricket.
Ravi joins former Elite Umpire Simon Taufel, who has sat on the sub-committee since 2008.
Taufel, who umpired his first Test match at the age of just 29, was named the ICC’s Umpire of the Year every year between 2004 and 2008. He retired in 2012 after standing in 74 Test matches, 174 ODIs and 34 T20 Internationals.
In 2013, he delivered the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdery Lecture at Lord’s, and the 46 year-old Australian went on to work for the ICC as their Umpires and Performance and Training Manager until 2015.
MCC recently introduced the new Code of Laws, the first of its kind since 2000. The 2017 Code is the sixth of its kind written by MCC since 1788, and follows a near three-year project overseen by the sub-committee.