UMPIRES

  • India's S Ravi in ICC panel of umpires for World Cup December 3, 2014

    Dubai: Indian umpire S Ravi on Wednesday named in a 25-member list of match officials for next year's ICC ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "The team includes five officials from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, 12 umpires from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires...
  • After Phil Hughes, cricket umpire dies on the field hit by a ball November 29, 2014

    Jerusalem: An umpire and former captain of Israel's national cricket team died after being hit by a ball, just two days after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes due to a freak head injury left the sports world reeling. The Israel cricket association said Hillel Oscar died after being hit...
  • Umpire communication will be on air during Australia-South Africa series November 12, 2014

    Dubai: The fans will be able hear the conversation between on-field umpires and the TV umpire while arriving at a decision during the upcoming ODI series between Australia and South Africa as ICC has given a go ahead for the experiment. The umpire communications can be aired during umpire referrals, consultations...
  • Umpire Billy Bowden back on ICC's elite panel May 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Billy Bowden was restored to the International Cricket Council's elite panel of umpires on Thursday just a year after being dropped from the list. Bowden, best known for his 'crooked' finger method of dismissal, had been on the panel for a decade but was dropped after officials deemed he'd...
  • Tony Hill quits international umpiring January 9, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand's Tony Hill has stepped down from the ICC's elite panel of umpires and will join New Zealand Cricket in coaching umpires. The 62yearold stood in 40 Test matches, 96 oneday internationals and 17 Twenty20s during 15 years of international umpiring. He made his international umpiring debut in 1998 and...
  • Steve Davis 11th umpire to officiate in 50 Tests December 26, 2013

    Durban: Steve Davis on Thursday became the 11th umpire to complete a halfcentury of Tests when he took the field alongside Rod Tucker for the second and final cricket Test between South Africa and India here. Davis, born April 9 1952 in London, made his Test debut in the third and...
  • Only one review per innings should be allowed in DRS: Cairns September 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns feels the Umpire Decision Review System should be restricted to just one usage per innings to prevent it from becoming a "crutch". "The DRS is something that helps the game but I think it needs to be used not as a crutch in the...
  • Technological facilities for DRS must: PCB to broadcasters August 30, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it mandatory for broadcasters interested in buying rights for the forthcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka to have technological facilities for the Umpires Decision Review System (DRS). The PCB bid committee that will award the rights for the two series to be...
  • Umpire Desraj dies at 70 August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Former umpire Desraj, who stood in an oneday international between Australia and Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad in 1998 during the Pepsi triseries, on Sunday passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Pune. He was 70. He is survived by his daughter, soninlaw and a grandson. Desraj, who became a...
  • Taufel calls for umpire 'succession planning' July 25, 2013

    London: Former Test umpire Simon Taufel has called for more countries to produce leading officials in a bid to boost "succession planning" while admitting technology poses a "double edge" for decisionmakers. The Australian, who retired from umpiring after the World Twenty20 in October, was speaking on Wednesday while delivering the 13th...
  • PCB drops Rauf from list recommended for ICC umpires' panels July 13, 2013

    Karachi: The international career of tainted umpire Asad Rauf appears to be over after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to nominate his name for the ICC's international and elite panels of officials. The ICC is set to decide on July 15, in a meeting in Nagpur, the fresh list of...
  • Two Sri Lankan umpires banned for matchfixing July 9, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a TV sting willing to fix matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years respectively while Gamini Dissanayake, the other accused umpire, was exonerated due to lack of evidence. After hearing the accused,...
  • PCB rejects banned umpire Nadeem Ghouri's appeal June 29, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected umpire Nadeem Ghouri's appeal on his ban after he failed to submit the required fees for the hearing. Ghouri, who was banned for four years by the integrity committee of the board in April for his role in a sting operation carried out...
  • Excited to be in ICC's elite umpire panel: Reiffel June 26, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian fast bowler Paul Reiffel on Wednesday expressed his excitement on being promoted to ICC's elite panel of umpires. Speaking about his promotion, Reiffel said, "When I first started umpiring after retiring from firstclass cricket, my aim was to reach the highest level of international umpiring. It always seemed...
  • Why Asad Rauf is under investigation, asks PCB May 24, 2013

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday said they have no clue why Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was under investigation in the IPL spotfixing scandal and why he has been withdrawn from the Champions Trophy. Rauf is under police scanner for involvement in spotfixing, although nothing concrete has come out yet....
  • Pakistan umpire Nadeem Ghauri to appeal against ban April 14, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani umpire suspended for four years on corruption charges plans to appeal against the ban, a decision he described Sunday as "onesided." The Pakistan Cricket Board banned Nadeem Ghauri on Saturday for agreeing to "extend undue favours for material gain" during a sting operation by an Indian television...
  • ICC lauds Bangladesh board for banning corrupt umpire March 18, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Monday lauded the Bangladesh Cricket Board for imposing a 10-year ban on umpire Nadir Shah, who was caught negotiating money for favourable decisions in an Indian TV sting operation last year. Nadir was banned but another umpire, Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat, who was also shown in...
  • Koertzen, Tiffin to officiate in PSL January 26, 2013

    Karachi:: Former South African allrounder and ICC match referee Mike Proctor and retired umpires Rudi Koertzen and Russell Tiffin have confirmed that they will officiate in the Pakistan Super League, starting on March 26. "You can expect some more good news in the coming week as negotiations to sign on some...
  • Indian umpiring criticised by Eng media January 25, 2013

    London: Indian umpires came in for criticism for their poor officiating in the ongoing fivematch OneDay International series against England. The Indian umpires, though seen as not biased, do lack cricketing experience, not having played at firstclass level. Noted British columnist Scyld Berry blasted the Indian umpires Friday, calling their performance...
  • India's Shamshuddin in ICC panel of umpires January 3, 2013

    Dubai: C Shamshuddin was the lone Indian among the five new third umpires appointed to the ICC's international panel announced on Thursday. The 42yearold Shamshuddin made his international debut in the IndiaEngland Twenty20 match in December last year. After that he stood in the Twenty20 International between India and Pakistan in...
  • Umpiring mistakes cost India the first ODI December 30, 2012

    Chennai: A couple of horrendous decisions by Indian umpire S Ravi contributed to India's sixwicket defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the first cricket ODI here Sunday. New Zealand's Billy Bowden and S Ravi were the two onfield umpires for the seriesopener and some of the decisions by the Indian went...
  • PCB forms committee to probe umpire fixing allegations October 17, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has constituted a committee to probe into the allegations of corruption against umpires, Nadeem Ghouri and AnisurRehman. Although the PCB is yet to make an official announcement regarding the formation of this committee but reliable sources have said that board's legal experts were on...
  • BCB to investigate alleged umpires corruption October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Cricket Board has constituted a threemember committee to investigate into the allegations of fixing T20 matches by umpires as claimed by a television sting operation, a report said on Monday. According to Cricinfo, the BCB has formed a committee comprising its directors Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir and Mahmood Jamal,...
  • SLC suspends three umpires caught in TV sting October 11, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket's umpires committee has decided to suspend the three local umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches. "We have decided to suspend them until the conclusion of the inquiry probing the allegations," ARM Aroos, the head of the SLC's...
  • ICC suspends the umpires caught in sting operation October 10, 2012

    ICC has suspended the six umpires caught in India TV's sting operation willing to fix T20 matches. ...
  • Boards won't appoint umpires named in TV sting October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The ICC and the its member boards have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires named in the recently surfaced TV sting operation in any domestic or international tournaments. "The International Cricket Council (ICC) and its relevant Full Member Boards have agreed not to appoint any of the...
  • Does fixing still take place in international cricket? October 9, 2012

    After an Indian news channel's expose of fixing by umpires, ICC has launched an "urgent investigation". ...
  • BCCI to wait for ICC probe into umpiring sting case October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday said that it would wait for the ICC to complete its investigations on the television sting operation on umpires who were allegedly willing to fix T20 matches for money. A day after India TV beamed its programme purportedly showing the umpires willing to fix...
  • Sri Lanka studying match-fixing allegations October 9, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket officials say they are studying tapes of a television sting operation purportedly showing international umpires agreeing with undercover reporters to help fix matches. Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ajith Jayasekara said Tuesday there has been no official communication from the International Cricket Council on allegations by India...
  • Umpires hit back at corruption claims October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: An Indian TV station said it has exposed six leading cricket umpires willing to fix matches and provide inside information on the teams in exchange for cash payments.Hindi-language India TV on Monday broadcast video clips in which the umpires, including a serving international umpire, faced questions from undercover...