Cricket Umpires Australia
Simon Fry appointed to Test Series
Australian Umpire Simon Fry has been appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to the upcoming two match Test Series between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in Harare.
The two appointments follow Fry’s Test debut last October where he became the 481st Test Umpire when he stood in the Sri Lanka versus West Indies match in Colombo. Fry has had a busy Australian summer ‘off season’, having been appointed to the ICC Women’s World Cup throughout March/April. In August he was again appointed by the ICC to the England versus Pakistan One-Day International Series in the United Kingdom, before returning to Australian shores to officiate in the Australia ‘A’ Series in Queensland. Prior to his departure for Zimbabwe, Fry was appointed to four Matador BBQs One-Day Cup fixtures across Perth and Sydney.
The One-Day Internationals in the northern hemisphere were not only a first for Fry, but also a historic Series for cricket. The ICC trialled throughout the Series new ‘no-ball’ technology, with Fry the first ever umpire to call a ‘no-ball’ from the Third Umpire box with this new innovation.
Fry will stand with English ICC Elite Panel member Ian Gould.