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Taufel to resign as ICC umpires manager

Oct 14, 2015: Simon Taufel has decided to resign as the ICC umpires performance and training manager

Nagraj Gollapudi

'Umpires are not soft targets, they're participants in the game'

May 29, 2015: Simon Taufel says the Indian umpires he works with have been making a lot of progress, but they are yet to earn the respect they deserve from players and the public

Nagraj Gollapudi and Gaurav Kalra

India news

Taufel wants change in attitude to Indian umpiring

May 28, 2015: Simon Taufel has expressed disappointment by the general perception prevalent not just among fans but importantly also among the Indian players that the Indian umpires were not meeting the global standards

Nagraj Gollapudi and Gaurav Kalra

India news

BCCI overlooks umpires academy in Nagpur

Aug 5, 2014: Thanks to the fallout between the current BCCI regime and the Vidarbha Cricket Association, the BCCI Umpires Academy in Nagpur is on the cusp of ending up as a dormant facility

Amol Karhadkar

ICC news

ORS will give greater efficiency - Taufel

Jan 2, 2014: Simon Taufel, the ICC training and performance manager for umpires, hopes the Officiating Replay System (ORS) could revolutionise the role of the third umpire

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka news

Taufel to lead umpiring workshop in Sri Lanka

Oct 11, 2013: Simon Taufel will lead an eight-day training workshop for top umpires in Sri Lanka, beginning on October 14, Sri Lanka Cricket has announced

Andrew Fidel Fernando

MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture

Taufel calls for pragmatic approach to technology

Jul 24, 2013: Simon Taufel, the former ICC Elite Panel umpire, has warned that there is a "double edge" to using technology in decision making but officials should be more "pragmatic" in utilising all available tools.

Nagraj Gollapudi

MCC news

Taufel to deliver MCC lecture

Jan 11, 2013: Simon Taufel, the recently retired Australian umpire, will give the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture this year. He will be the first umpire to do so.

ESPNcricinfo staff

'To be a good umpire you have to be a good person'

Nov 28, 2012: Simon Taufel talks about striving for perfection, the respect he enjoyed among the players, and the rest of his craft

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Hats off to Taufel

Oct 6, 2012: He may have wanted to keep his cap on at all times, but the world cricket community is united in doffing its collective headgear to one of the finest umpires of them all

Daryl Harper

ICC news

Taufel to retire after World Twenty20

Sep 26, 2012: The Australian umpire Simon Taufel will step down from the ICC's elite panel at the end of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

Simon Taufel

'The key to umpiring is people skills'

Sep 9, 2011: The world's top-rated umpire talks about the challenges of officiating at the highest level

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Umpires ask ICC to look in to Hughes' dismissal

Sep 2, 2011: Simon Taufel has referred Phil Hughes' lbw dismissal in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia to the ICC as a serious question mark against the accuracy of Hawk-Eye, the ball tracking technology

Daniel Brettig in Galle

India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2011, final, Mumbai

Taufel and Dar to umpire World Cup final

Mar 31, 2011: Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar have been named as the on-field Umpires for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

An early departure and an umpire caught napping

Mar 20, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the World Cup, Group B match between India and West Indies in Chennai

Sharda Ugra at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

Chennai v Kolkata, IPL 2010, Chennai

Mexican waves and cheerful Ntini

Apr 14, 2010: Cricinfo presents the Plays fo the Day for the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai

Siddarth Ravindran at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

Mumbai v Kolkata, IPL, Mumbai

Tare fumbles, Kartik goes blind

Mar 23, 2010: Plays of the Day for the 17th match, between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2010-11

Home umpires could be used for Ashes

Jan 18, 2010: The ICC could allow Australian and English umpires to stand in the Ashes series later this year

Brydon Coverdale at Bellerive Oval

Security concerns

Togo attack stokes Lahore horrors for Taufel

Jan 12, 2010: The shocking attack on the Togo football squad draws parallels with the attack on the Sri Lankan in Lahore, says Simon Taufel

Jason Dasey

Simon Taufel

'Umpires should be helped to get better'

Sep 7, 2009: The five-time ICC umpire of the year speaks about the future of TV technology, his frightening experience in Lahore, and his days as a star schoolboy cricketer alongside Adam Gilchrist

Interview by Jason Dasey
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