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Reiffel on ICC elite panel

2013-06-26 11:45
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Melbourne - Former Test fast bowler Paul Reiffel has been promoted to the International Cricket Council's elite panel of umpires after five seasons among the second-tier group of match officials.

Cricket Australia on Wednesday said Reiffel, who played 37 Tests and 92 limited-overs internationals for Australia from 1992 to 1999, joined the ICC's international panel of umpires for the 2008/9 season and his progression since then led to his elevation to the elite 12-man panel.

The 47-year-old Reiffel says "my aim was to reach the highest level of international umpiring ... it always seemed a long way off so it's very rewarding and exciting to achieve the goal I set myself when I first started umpiring."

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