Bruce Oxenford, 60, has chosen to resign from all formats of the game, accordingly stopping a 15-year global umpiring vocation.
The remainder of his 62 Tests was the as of late closed Australia versus India match in Brisbane. He will, in any case, keep on administering in homegrown apparatuses in Australia. Oxenford, who was enlisted into the ICC’s International Panel of umpires in 2007-08, was elevated to the Elite Panel in 2012. He spearheaded the utilization of the arm shield as defensive stuff for umpires in worldwide cricket.
Bruce Oxenford is one of six Australians, after Daryl Harper, Darelll Hair, Simon Taufel, Rod Tucker and Steve Davies, to remain in at any rate 50 Tests. Generally speaking, just 16 umpires have directed in at least 50 Tests. He remained in three 50-over men’s World Cups and three T20 World Cups, aside from administering in two worldwide ladies’ competitions.
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“I think back proudly at my global profession as an umpire,” he said. “It is still difficult to accept that I directed in near 200 global matches. A particularly long profession was not actually something that I had expected prior to initiating on this excursion.
“In particular, I need to thank my significant other Jo, child James and little girl Kristen for all their adoration and backing throughout the long term. It would not have been workable for me to have a particularly long profession without their penances and for this I am unceasingly thankful.”
During his playing days, he included in eight top of the line matches for Queensland as a lower-request batsman and legspinner.