Full name Peter John McConnell
Born November 11, 1944
Current age 72 years 70 days
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Nov 11-14, 1983 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 25-29, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Jan 16, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Perth, Mar 15, 1992 scorecard|
Peter McConnell umpired in 22 Tests who attracted controversy in two series. In 1990-91 he was embroiled in a row when he responded to an enquiry from Phil Tufnell as to how many balls remained in an over by snapping: "Count 'em yourself you Pommie ***." The following season his final appearance, in a Test against India, was, according to Wisden, "marred by controversy over lbw decisions - eight times Indians were given out, while all but two of their own appeals were rejected".
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
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Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
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