Cricket Umpires Australia
Match Referee Steve Bernard travels to Zimbabwe
Cricket Australia (CA) National Match Referee Panel member Steve Bernard has been appointed by the ICC to officiate the four-match One-Day International series between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates.
Bernard’s appointment to Zimbabwe follows recent trips also on ICC assignment to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and New Zealand. At the end of March, Bernard travelled with CA National Umpire Panel member, Simon Fry, to PNG to oversee the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier event. Prior to this, Bernard was appointed to the three-match One-Day International series between New Zealand and Bangladesh.
Bernard’s first One-Day International match as an ICC Match Referee was in January 2016 when Hong Kong played Scotland. This months appointment in Zimbabwe will add to his nine One-Day International match tally. Throughout July 2017, Bernard officiated in the ICC Women’s World Cup, which included appointment to the Final at Lord’s between England and India.
Bernard has an extensive career in cricket, having been the Australian Team Manager for 13 years and was an integral part of one of the country’s greatest cricket eras. Bernard also played 29 First-Class matches for his native New South Wales in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
The series between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates will take place between 10 and 16 April in Harare.