Umpire Bruce Oxenford announces retirement from international cricket

Bruce Oxenford has officiated in 62 Test matches and 97 ODI matches
Bruce Oxenford
Bruce OxenfordImage source: ICC

Cricket Umpire Bruce Oxenford on Thursday decided to retire from international cricket after officiating around all three formats of the game for 15 years.

Bruce Oxenford has officiated in 62 Test matches, the last of which was the final match of the Border-Gavaskar Series in Brisbane which India won. He also officiated in 97 ODI matches.

"I look back with pride at my international career as an umpire. It is still hard to believe that I officiated in close to 200 international matches. Such a long career was not really something that I had hoped for before commencing on this journey," a regular member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires since 2012 said in an ICC statement.

Oxenford, who officially stands down in April, made his international debut at the Gabba in a T20I between Australia and South Africa in January 2006. He officiated at the last three World Cups and the last three T20 World Cups. He was also part of the officiating team at the Women's T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2014.

(With inputs from IANS)

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