Reiffel added to Australia~~s umpire panel

Published: Thursday, May 12, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Melbourne:Former Test pace bowler Paul Reiffel was included on Australian cricket umpires' panel.

Cricket Australia (CA) said Thursday Reiffel and another former first-class player, Rodney Tucker, had served a three-season apprenticeship on its project panel before making the grade.

CA said Reiffel and Tucker were now eligible to officiate at international tour matches and Sheffield Shield and domestic one-day games.

Reiffel played 35 Tests for Australia from 1992 to 1998 taking 104 wickets at 26.96 and scoring 955 runs at 26.53 with a topscore of 79 not out.

Australia's umpires on the ICC Elite Panel and contracted by the world governing body are Darrell Hair, Daryl Harper, Simon Taufel.

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