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Pakistan Super League news

PCB brings in international officials for PSL

Jan 24, 2013: The PCB has confirmed the inclusion of former ICC match referee Mike Procter and former umpires Russell Tiffin and Rudi Koertzen for the Pakistan Super League

Umar Farooq

Rudi Koertzen

'McGrath always moaned and whinged' - Koertzen

Aug 29, 2010: Rudi Koertzen has said the Australian players were quite a handful to officiate, singling out former fast bowler Glenn McGrath

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'I was never too scared to apologise'

Aug 3, 2010: The recently retired South African umpire on owning up to errors, his favourite people on the field, his past life and his future

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Umpiring technology

Koertzen calls for UDRS in every Test

Jul 28, 2010:

Brydon Coverdale

Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire

Honest but hazy

Jul 25, 2010: Amid all the statistical highlights, you get a look at the man behind the umpire, but it's a fuzzy image

Suresh Menon

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Headingley, 3rd day

An electric day despite the blackout

Jul 23, 2010: Plays of the Day from the third day of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia at Headingley

Brydon Coverdale and Nagraj Gollapudi at Headingley

ICC news

Umpire Rudi Koertzen set to retire

Jun 4, 2010: Rudi Koertzen, the South African umpire, has announced his retirement from officiating in international cricket

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Koertzen upset by catch "cheats"

Jul 22, 2009: Rudi Koertzen has bemoaned the attitude of batsmen who refuse to take the word of fielders, and believes all claimed catches should now be referred to the video umpire to avoid future controversies

Alex Brown

Rudi Koertzen

'If you have to use technology, use it fully'

Jul 22, 2009: His 100th Test turned out less than auspicious when he found himself at the centre of several claimed catch controversies. Rudi Koertzen reflects on the issues confronting umpiring, his time in the game, and what keeps him going

Interview by Alex Brown

England v Australia, 2nd npower Test, Lord's, 4th day

Umpires make their mark

Jul 19, 2009: The plays of the day from the fourth day at Lord's as England push for victory before Australia fight back

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's

Lord's Test to be Koertzen's 100th

Jul 16, 2009: Rudi Koertzen will become the second umpire after Jamaican Steve Bucknor to stand in a 100 Tests

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 4th day

An 'extra' worry for Australia

Oct 12, 2008: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the first Test between India and Australia

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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

India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Kolkata

Koertzen answers ICC SOS to stand in Kolkata

Nov 29, 2007: Rudi Koertzen has flown to India to stand in the second Test in Kolkata after Billy Bowden, who was due to officiate, was taken ill

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England in Sri Lanka, 2007-08

Koertzen replaces Bowden for India-Pakistan clash

Nov 27, 2007: Umpire Rudi Koertzen has been withdrawn from the upcoming Test series between England and hosts Sri Lanka

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Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Koertzen says sorry to Sangakkara

Nov 20, 2007: Rudi Koertzen apologised to Kumar Sangakkara for the mistake that prevented the batsman from reaching a seventh double-century and extinguished the slim chance Sri Lanka had of levelling the series in Hobart

Peter English in Hobart

PCB ask ICC to verify alleged derogatory remarks

Koertzen 'cheat' comments to be investigated

Oct 12, 2007: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the ICC to look into derogatory comments allegedly made by Rudi Koertzen about the Pakistan team

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Punishments handed out for farcical final

World Cup officials banned by ICC

Jun 22, 2007: The International Cricket Council has delivered a humiliating punishment on the five match officials whose combined errors caused the World Cup final in Barbados to be completed amid farcical scenes of near-darkness

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Officials involved in final won't be sacked

Speed apologises for light chaos

Apr 29, 2007: At the precise moment Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, was saying sorry for the bizarre ending of the World Cup final the ICC hoarding behind him came unstuck from the wall, and almost hit his head

Andrew Miller in Barbados

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Crowe takes blame for light chaos

Apr 28, 2007: The match referee Jeff Crowe took the blame for the farcical finish to the World Cup final

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