New Delhi: Elite ICC referee Bruce Oxenford announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday after a 15-year career. Oxenford has officiated in more than 60 test matches during his career and has been a regular member of the ICC Elite Referee Panel since 2012.
Refereeing for the last time at Brisbane Test
The memorable test match played in Brisbane between India and Australia (INDvs AUS) was the last test match of Bruce Oxenford’s career. In that match, India beat Australia by three wickets to win the series 2–1. It was India’s second consecutive series victory on Australian soil.
I am proud of my career
After retirement Bruce Oxenford said I am proud of my career as a referee. He said in a statement to the ICC: “As an arbitrator, I look back on my international career with pride. I can’t believe I have refereed in 200 international matches. I never imagined such a long career.
Began his career in 2006
Oxenford made their debut in January 2006 in a T20 match between Australia and South Africa. He has refereed in the last 3 Men’s World Cups and 3 T20 World Cups. He was also a referee at the 2012 and 2014 T20 Women’s World Cup. Although he will continue to referee in domestic matches.
Thank the ICC
Bruce Oxenford thanked ICC and Cricket Australia after his retirement. He said: “I would like to thank ICC, Cricket Australia, ICC Elite and my international panel teammates who have cheered me on for so many years.