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Mark Benson - the umpire who made history - calls time on career

Jan 20, 2016: Mark Benson, who claimed a small place in cricket history when he became the first international umpire to have a decision overturned under the Decision Review System, has ended his professional career

David Hopps

Adelaide umpiring controversy

Umpire Benson confirms retirement

Feb 5, 2010: The English umpire, Mark Benson, has confirmed his retirement from the ICC elite panel, and will see out his career on the county circuit

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Umpire review controversy

Benson to remain on ICC elite panel

Dec 8, 2009: Officials at the ICC expect to be able to clarify Mark Benson's future as an elite umpire within the next 36 hours

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Umpire review controversy

Benson clarification expected on Tuesday

Dec 7, 2009: Officials at the ICC expect to be able to clarify Mark Benson's future as an elite umpire within the next 36 hours

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Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Umpire Benson heading for retirement

Dec 6, 2009: The leading umpire Mark Benson iss planning to retire from the game with immediate effect following his sudden withdrawal from the Adelaide Test

Alex Brown at Adelaide Oval

Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Rauf stands in for sick Benson

Dec 5, 2009: Asad Rauf has gone from TV umpire to on-field official for the second day of the Adelaide Test after Mark Benson was unavailable due to being "unwell"

Brydon Coverdale at Adelaide Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, PSS, Colombo, 2nd day

Umpire Benson calls for HotSpot in review system

Aug 10, 2008: Umpire Mark Benson has suggested HotSpot be used for the review system

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Review of umpiring decisions

Bugs in the system

Jul 24, 2008: A few questions emerged on the day when for the first time a player challenged the umpire's decision

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Review of umpiring decisions

Too close to call

Jul 22, 2008: Players will be able to contest the on-field umpire's decision in the first Test between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo. A few reactions to the increased use of technology

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Constant travel tiring for officials

Ponting wants more elite umpires

Jan 12, 2008: Ricky Ponting has called on the ICC to expand its elite umpiring panel and believes officials are as much at risk of burnout as players, if not more

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Former captain praises Australia's competitiveness

Benson should have consulted Bucknor - Ganguly

Jan 11, 2008: Sourav Ganguly feels that the umpires should realise their responsibilities more

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Questions from Sydney

Jan 9, 2008: The SCG saga has thrown up all sorts of thorny questions - to do with the removal of umpires and the way hearings are conducted, among other things - with no easy answers in sight

Sambit Bal

Cricket Australia CEO advocates use of technology

Player referrals may help umpiring - Sutherland

Jan 3, 2008: In the wake of controversial umpiring decisions in the ongoing Sydney Test, Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland has advocated more use of technology in the game

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Hopes to be fit for World Cup

Benson to have heart surgery

Jan 10, 2007: Mark Benson, the former England Test batsman turned international umpire, is to undergo minor heart surgery next month

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South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban

Shepherd calls on ICC to appoint more umpires

Dec 28, 2006: Former Test umpire David Shepherd has warned that leading umpires face burn-out unless the ICC tackles the issue and appoints more officials to its elite panel

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South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban, 3rd day

Benson under observation after heart palpitations

Dec 28, 2006: Mark Benson, the on-field umpire for the ongoing India-South Africa Test at Durban, left the field 20 minutes into the third day's play after suffering heart palpitations

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DLF Cup, 2006

Chappell calls Ponting's behaviour 'out of order'

Sep 26, 2006: Ian Chappell has said that Ricky Ponting was "out of order" in questioning the umpire's decision in the recently-concluded DLF Cup

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India v Australia, DLF Cup, 6th match

Benson trusts his instincts

Sep 22, 2006: After the umpiring controversies of the past few months, it was refreshing to see an official do the right thing

Dileep Premachandran at Kuala Lumpur

Expansion to help ease workload of international umpires

Benson, Doctrove and Rauf elevated to Elite Panel

Apr 7, 2006: Mark Benson of England, Billy Doctrove of West Indies and Asad Rauf of Pakistan are the latest additions to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires

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The mighty metronome

Jul 4, 2003: 1918 The quintessential English seamer is born

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