Billy Bowden returns to Emirates Elite Panel of ICC umpires

Billy Bowden of New Zealand has replaced Tony Hill in the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC umpires. Bowden's appointment is the only change to the panel, which was announced on Thursday.

updated: May 01, 2014 17:07 IST
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Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced the Emirates Elite Panel of umpires for 2014-2015, commencing from July 1, following the annual review and selection process.

The only change in the panel from last year is the return of Billy Bowden, who has replaced Tony Hill. Hill had stepped down from the elite panel earlier this year to take up the role as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) umpire coach.

The Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for 2014-2015 includes:

Aleem Dar, Billy Bowden, Kumar Dharmasena, Steve Davis, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.

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