CA congratulates retiring umpire Steve Davis

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Melbourne, June 3 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Wednesday praised Australian international official Steve Davis after the ICC Elite Panel umpire announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Davis’s umpiring career spans 25 years and includes 57 Tests, 135 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 26 T20Is. He also umpired in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cups, 2009 and 2013 Champions Trophy tournaments as well as all five World Twenty20 events.

Davis will retire from international umpiring at the end of the upcoming ODI series between England and New Zealand, finishing at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on June 20.

“Australian cricket congratulates Steve on a wonderful career. As one of Australia’s leading officials, Steve’s achievements have been significant during his 25 years on the field spanning 57 Tests and several World Cups,” said Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland in a statement.

“Steve leaves the game with the respect of the international cricketing community and is held in high regard by match officials and players alike.

“The leadership Steve has shown during his time on the ICC’s Elite Panel is a credit to him and we thank him for his outstanding contribution to the game.

“Steve made his way up through the Australian domestic ranks before making his international debut in 1992 when he officiated an ODI between Pakistan and the West Indies in Adelaide. His Test debut followed five years later when he umpired Australia and New Zealand in Hobart.”

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