Umpire

  • Tony Hill quits international umpiring 09-01-2014 01:13 PM

    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 62-year-old stood in 40 Test matches, 96 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20s during 15 years of international umpiring. He made his international umpiring debut in...
  • Steve Davis 11th umpire to officiate in 50 Tests 26-12-2013 03:25 PM

    Durban: Steve Davis on Thursday became the 11th umpire to complete a half-century 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...
  • Only one review per innings should be allowed in DRS: Cairns 03-09-2013 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Technological facilities for DRS must: PCB to broadcasters 30-08-2013 10:26 AM

    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...
  • Umpire Desraj dies at 70 04-08-2013 09:56 PM

    New Delhi: Former umpire Desraj, who stood in an one-day international between Australia and Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad in 1998 during the Pepsi tri-series, on Sunday passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Pune. He was 70. He is survived by his daughter, son-in-law and a grandson. Desraj, who became...
  • Taufel calls for umpire 'succession planning' 25-07-2013 09:49 AM

    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...
  • PCB drops Rauf from list recommended for ICC umpires' panels 13-07-2013 10:06 AM

    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 match-fixing 09-07-2013 05:31 PM

    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...
  • PCB rejects banned umpire Nadeem Ghouri's appeal 29-06-2013 09:41 AM

    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...
  • Excited to be in ICC's elite umpire panel: Reiffel 26-06-2013 02:45 PM

    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 first-class cricket, my aim was to reach the highest level of international umpiring. It always...
  • Why Asad Rauf is under investigation, asks PCB 24-05-2013 03:46 PM

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday said they have no clue why Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was under investigation in the IPL spot-fixing scandal and why he has been withdrawn from the Champions Trophy. Rauf is under police scanner for involvement in spot-fixing, although nothing concrete has come out...
  • Pakistan umpire Nadeem Ghauri to appeal against ban 14-04-2013 06:53 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani umpire suspended for four years on corruption charges plans to appeal against the ban, a decision he described Sunday as "one-sided." 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...
  • Koertzen, Tiffin to officiate in PSL 26-01-2013 07:59 PM

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  • Indian umpiring criticised by Eng media 25-01-2013 05:52 PM

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  • Umpires hit back at corruption claims 09-10-2012 12:24 PM

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