ELITE PANEL

  • 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...
  • Billy Bowden returns to Emirates Elite Panel of ICC umpires May 1, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday announced the Emirates Elite Panel of umpires for 20142015, commencing from July 1, following the annual review and selection process. The only change in the panel from last year is the return of Billy Bowden who has replaced Tony Hill. Hill had stepped down from the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-umpire Hair adds fuel to fixing row, blames IPL October 9, 2012

    Melbourne: Former ICC elite panel umpire Darrell Hair is not at all surprised by the allegations of fixing against match officials, and said such rumours started doing rounds since the birth of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Hair's statement came after the ICC has launched an "urgent investigation" into the...
  • Taufel set to say goodbye with SLWI WT20 final October 6, 2012

    Colombo: Australian Simon Taufel will officiate in Sunday's World Twenty20 summit clash between Sri Lanka and West Indies his last assignment as an ICC Elite panel umpire. The 41yearold had already announced that he would retire after World Twenty20 to become the Umpire Performance and Training Manager with the ICC. In...
  • Nigel Llong elevated to Elite Panel June 11, 2012

    Dubai: Nigel Llong of England is the latest addition to the Elite Panel of ICC umpires, replacing Billy Doctrove who last week announced his retirement from international cricket. Llong will join the Elite Panel for the 201213 season, starting July 1, and will join 13 other international umpires at the...
  • IPL 5: 4 ICC Elite Panel umpires in playoffs May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Four ICC Elite Panel umpires will officiate in the playoff matches of the Indian Premier League. "Simon Taufel, Billy Doctrove, Kumar Dharmasena and Billy Bowden will be umpiring in the four play off games," an IPL media release said. It was also confirmed that the ICC match referees Andy...
  • BCCI recommends fresh umpires to ICC September 8, 2006

    Mumbai: The BCCI recommended three umpires on Friday for the International Cricket Council's Elite Panel, Amish Saheba, Suresh Shastri and G A Pratap Kumar to replace A V Jayaprakash, K Hariharan and I Sivaram. But there is still no serious contender to make it to the very top. Ever since Srinivas...