new Delhi: The ICC’s elite panel umpire Bruce Oxenford has announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday after a 15-year-long career. Oxenford has officiated in more than 60 Test matches in his career and has been a regular member of the ICC Umpires Elite Panel since 2012.
Umpiring for the last time in Brisbane Test
The memorable Test match played in Brisbane between India and Australia (INDvs AUS) was the last Test match of Bruce Oxenford’s career. In this match, India defeated Australia by three wickets and won the series 2–1. This was India’s second consecutive series win on Australian soil.
I’m proud of my career
After retirement, Bruce Oxenford said that I am proud of my umpiring career. He said in a statement to the ICC, ‘I as an umpire look at my international career with pride. Can’t believe that I umpired in 200 international matches. I never imagined such a long career.
Started career in 2006
Oxenford made his debut in January 2006 through a T20 match between Australia and South Africa. He umpired in the last 3 Men’s World Cups and 3 T20 World Cups. He was also an umpire in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2012 and 2014. Although he will continue umpiring in domestic matches.
Thank the ICC
Bruce Oxenford has thanked ICC and Cricket Australia after retirement. He said, ‘I want to thank the ICC, Cricket Australia, ICC Elite and my teammates of the international panel who cheered me for so many years.’