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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
Jun 11, 2012: Nigel Llong will replace Billy Doctrove, who announced his retirement recently, on the ICC's Elite Panel of international umpires
Mar 16, 2011: Queensland's James Hopes has been named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Series for 2010-2011 at the State Cricket Awards in Hobart
World Cup 2011
Dec 12, 2010: The ICC Elite Panel of Umpires will be officiating with six other umpires for the 2011 World Cup
Oct 24, 2008: Paul Reiffel has become the first former Australia Test player to be added to the ICC international panel of umpires
May 22, 2003: Nine Australian umpires have been promoted to higher positions at international and domestic level following the release today of the Australian Cricket Board's (ACB) list of contracted officials for the next 12 months.
Jun 4, 2002: Australian Cricket Board (ACB) Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland today announced that 16 umpires have been added to the list of ACB-contracted officials for the next 12 months.
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough