ICC Elite Umpire Bruce Oxenford has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket. Oxenford, 60, has officiated in 62 Check matches with the Brisbane Check between India and Australia being his final.
Oxenford made his worldwide debut on the identical floor, Gabba, in a T20I between Australia and South Africa in January 2006. He officiated on the final three ICC Males’s Cricket World Cups and the final three ICC Males’s T20 World Cups. He additionally officiated on the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2014.
The Australian will proceed to officiate in home matches regardless of his retirement from the worldwide recreation.
“I look again with pleasure at my worldwide profession as an umpire. It’s nonetheless arduous to consider that I officiated in near 200 worldwide matches. Such a protracted profession was not likely one thing that I had hoped for earlier than commencing on this journey,” Oxenford mentioned.
“I wish to thank the Worldwide Cricket Council, Cricket Australia and all my colleagues within the ICC Elite and Worldwide panels for his or her help and encouragement over time. I had an exquisite time as a match official and can miss the camaraderie that comes with being part of such an expert group.
“I shall significantly miss seeing and interacting with the magnificent people who find themselves a part of the help construction of our recreation world wide.
“Most significantly, I need to thank my spouse Jo, son James and daughter Kristen for all their love and help over time. It might not have been potential for me to have such a protracted profession with out their sacrifices and for this I’m eternally grateful.
“While I’ll not stand in Worldwide matches, I look ahead to persevering with to serve the sport that I like – officiating inside Australia.”
Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Supervisor – Umpires and Referees lauded Oxenford for his achievements.
“Bruce is a superb umpire, and it has been a pleasure working with him over time. He is a superb staff man and properly revered by all his colleagues.
“I congratulate Bruce on behalf of everybody on the ICC for a high quality worldwide profession and need him all of the success in his future pursuits. It’s pleasing to listen to he’ll proceed to umpire domestically and share his great expertise with the following era of Elite umpires.”