'I'm in reasonably good physical condition'

Bucknor wants to continue for another year

Cricinfo staff

January 19, 2008

Text size: A | A



Steve Bucknor (left) isn't calling time on his career yet © AFP
Enlarge
 

Steve Bucknor, the ICC elite umpire, has said he would continue to officiate at the international level for another year if asked to by the ICC. Bucknor was removed from the third Test between Australia and India in Perth after India complained over his performance in the fractious second Test in Sydney.

Speaking to the media during the Carib Beer Series match between Jamaica and Guyana at Sabina Park, Bucknor, 61, said he wasn't going to call time on his career immediately. His contract runs out in March this year.

"I'm in reasonably good physical condition, seeing reasonably well," Bucknor said. "So I'll go on until I think it is necessary. If I'm asked to continue umpiring, I'm going to think seriously about continuing. I would not wish to go on beyond another year. If I'm asked to go on I would accept, but not beyond another year."

Bucknor has stood in 120 Tests and 167 ODIs, including five consecutive World Cup finals. His career suffered a setback in the most recent final in the Caribbean, when he, along with the other officials, misinterpreted the rules regarding bad light.

His next international assignment is in Bangladesh next month where South Africa tour for two Tests and three one-dayers.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Country Fixtures Country Results
Guyana v Barbados at Providence
Nov 28-Dec 1, 2014 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Trinidad & T v Jamaica at Port of Spain
Nov 28-Dec 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Windward Is v Leeward Is at St George's
Nov 28-Dec 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Trinidad & T v Guyana at Port of Spain
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Windward Is v Barbados at Kingstown
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Jamaica v Leeward Is at Kingston
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 10:00 EST | 09:00 CST | 07:00 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days