Simon Taufel

  • Taufel hails new 'accurate' review system January 2, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Simon Taufel, five-time umpire of the year, on Thursday said a new trialled system will help attain more accuracy and save time on referred decisions during international cricket matches. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is trialling a new review system, called Officiating Replay System (ORS), in which a non-match...
  • ICC aims to improve TV umpire technology January 2, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: The International Cricket Council is testing a new review system for TV umpires that aims to improve the accuracy and reduce the time taken to reach their decisions. The Officiating Replay System (ORS), developed by Hawk-Eye, is being assessed by former elite panel umpire Simon Taufel, who is acting...
  • Technology has made umpiring tougher: Simon Taufel July 25, 2013

    London: Former ICC elite panel umpire, Simon Taufel has warned that decision-making in modern-day cricket has become tougher than last two decades, saying extensive use of high-end technology and reviews put more "pressure" on on-field officials. Taufel also discussed the benefits of the decision review system (DRS), which has come under...
  • 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 decision-makers. The Australian, who retired from umpiring after the World Twenty20 in October, was speaking on Wednesday while delivering the 13th...
  • Simon Taufel to deliver MCC Cowdrey Lecture 2013 January 11, 2013

    London: Australian Simon Taufel will this year become the first umpire to give the prestigious MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. The lecture began in 2001 in memory of former Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Colin Cowdrey, who played a...
  • Lahore terror attack affected me a lot: Taufel October 7, 2012

    Colombo: Retiring umpire Simon Taufel on Saturday said that a 2009 terror attack which killed eight people including the driver of the bus he was in had left a profound impact both on cricket and him as a person. The machine-gun and grenade attack, which wounded seven Sri Lankan players on...
  • India-Pak WC semis most memorable for me: Taufel October 6, 2012

    Colombo: Australian umpire Simon Taufel, who is set to stand in his final international game during Sunday's ICC World Twenty20 final, termed the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India versus Pakistan as the "most exciting match" of his career. "When I look back, there are many memorable moments but I can...
  • Taufel set to say goodbye with SL-WI 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 41-year-old had already announced that he would retire after World Twenty20 to become the Umpire Performance and Training Manager with the ICC. In...
  • Akmal fined for disrespecting umpires October 5, 2012

    Colombo: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for failing to show due respect to the umpires during his team's World Twenty20 semi-final defeat by Sri Lanka on Thursday. The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Akmal ignored the requests of both onfield...
  • SL-Pak semi might be Taufel's final match October 3, 2012

    Colombo: The World Twenty20 semi-final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan could bring down the curtains on Simon Taufel's illustrious career as ICC Elite panel umpire, provided Australia enter the final of the mega event. Taufel could be seen officiating in an international match for the last time during the first semi-final...
  • Simon Taufel to quit umpiring after World T20 September 26, 2012

    Colombo: Australian Simon Taufel will end his international umpiring career after the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka to groom the next generation of elite match officials, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday. The 41-year-old has umpired in 74 Tests and 174 one-day internationals in his outstanding career,...
  • Pak coach in favor of replay for umpires February 3, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan came out in support of technology in international cricket to rectify umpires' mistakes on Friday. Simon Taufel of Australia, one of the best umpires in the world, had three of his decisions overturned by the television umpire on the first day of the third and final...