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Cricket Australia 2021/22 Umpire Panels Announced

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Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the National and Supplementary umpire panels for the 2021/22 Season.

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) Elite Umpire Panel (IEP) member Bruce Oxenford rejoins the CA National Umpire Panel (NUP) after almost a decade with the ICC. Oxenford first joined the NUP for the 2003/04 season and brings a wealth of international experience to the panel. Oxenford stood in 62 Test Matches (29 Third Umpire), 97 One-Day Internationals (60 Third Umpire) and 20 T20 Internationals (11 Third Umpire). Oxenford will form part of the 11-umpire NUP for season 2021/22 which will officiate all professional Australian domestic cricket this summer.

South Australian umpire Eloise Sheridan has been elevated to the CA Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP) as part of an expanded seven-umpire panel. Sheridan has been on the South Australian State and Territory Umpire Panel (STUP) since 2018/19. Sheridan was appointed to the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires in May 2019 and went on to officiate in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifying event in Scotland in August 2019. Last season, Sheridan was appointed on field to the rebel WBBL Final at North Sydney Oval.

CA NUP member Donovan Koch has been elevated to the ICC International Panel of Umpires for season 2021/22. Koch is a former First-Class cricketer from South Africa and moved to Australia prior to 2012/13 season plying his trade in the Queensland Premier Cricket competition. Koch was appointed to CA’s SUP for the 2016/17 season and was elevated to the CA NUP in 2019/20. As a member of the ICC International Panel, Koch is available to support the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires. Umpires on this panel can be used by the ICC in international matches or by the home board for on field duties in ODIs or fourth umpire duties for Tests and ODIs.

2021/22 Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel
 
• Gerard Abood
• Darren Close
• Shawn Craig
• Greg Davidson
• Phil Gillespie
• Mike Graham-Smith
• Donovan Koch
• Sam Nogajski
• Bruce Oxenford
• Tony Wilds
• Paul Wilson

2021/22 Cricket Australia Supplementary Umpire Panel
 
• Nathan Johnstone
• Simon Lightbody
• Troy Penman
• Claire Polosak
• Eloise Sheridan
• David Taylor
• Ben Treloar