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'Umpiring is about excellence, not neutrality'

Mar 3, 2014: Former Test umpire John Holder talks about why he doesn't like the DRS, the time he was approached by a bookie, and getting dropped for reporting ball-tampering

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Corruption in cricket

Ex-umpire Holder alleges fixing offer in 1993

May 27, 2013: Former international umpire John Holder has alleged that he was offered money to manipulate an ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Sharjah in 1993

ESPNcricinfo staff

Development of umpires

ICC appoints five regional umpires' performance managers

Jun 25, 2008: The ICC have appointed five regional umpires' performance managers to coach, mentor and assist the umpires as they work towards improving umpiring standards on the field

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County News

Umpire Steve Garratt appointed by ECB

Nov 8, 2007: Steve Garratt, the Nottingham umpire, has been appointed to the full list of first-class officials for next year, replacing Roy Palmer who retired at the end of the season

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Neutral Umpires 'Not the answer'

Jan 18, 2001: Umpiring is about competence and not about nationality, says Barbados-born British Test cricket umpire John Holder

Bernard Babb

Hampshire bids farewell to Northlands Road

Sep 14, 2000: Close of play at Northlands Road Photo © Richard Binns Former Hampshire slow left armer John Southern has not been back to Northlands Road for 15 years

Kate Laven
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