Steve Davis announces retirement; England-New Zealand ODI series will be his last
Steve Davis one of the popular faces of the umpiring contingent of the ICC has served the game for many years. He has been a part of many ICC tournaments and has made a name for himself. However, he has decided to end his career at the end of the ODI series between NZ and England.
Steve Davis has umpired in 57 Tests, 135 ODIs and 26 T20Is. He was first selected by the ICC for the International panel in 2003. Just 5 years later, Davis became a part of the elite panel in 2008. Adelaide was the ground in which Davis made his ODI debut as an umpire in 1992. After 5 years, he got his first Test match at Hobart between Australia and New Zealand.
Davis has officiated in the 2007, 2011 and the 2015 seasons of the World Cup and all 5 T20 World Cups in his career. After announcing his retirement, Davis said that it was a hard decision to take. He said that he was lucky to work alongside one of the best umpires and referees of the game. He also thanked Cricket Australia and his family for their support in his 25 year career as an umpire.
Vince Van Der Bijl, Senior Umpires and Referees Manager congratulated Davis on his career and said that the elite panel was fortunate to have a bloke like him. He also thanked Davis on behalf of the ICC. He added that the replacement for Davis will be announced in due course.
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