Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala cricketer K.N Ananthapadmanabhan has been promoted to the ICC's international panel of umpires.
Ananthapadmanabhan will be the fourth Indian umpire on the international panel and fills the vacancy created by Nitin Menon's move to the ICC Elite Panel.
The other three Indians on the international panel are C. Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary and Virender Sharma.
Ananthapadmanabhan has officiated in nearly every domestic tournament in India, including the IPL, an England Lions match, and Women's List A and T20 games.
Before moving into umpiring, Ananthapadmanabhan played 105 first-class matches for Kerala, starting in 1988-89, and represented them until 2003-04.