A first-class player who figured in 16 first-class and seven List A matches for Western Province andBoland as a fast-bowling all-rounder before deciding to use his experience in umpiring, AdrianHoldstock has been on the international circuit since 2011.Inducted into the ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2011, Holdstock’s first international match wasa T20I between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town the same year.Holdstock had officiated in all three formats in international cricket when he was inducted into theEmirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2023, 16 years after he first stood in a first-class match backhome in South Africa.Holdstock was part of the teams that officiated in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022.
Ahsan Raza was a wicketkeeper who played 21 First Class and four List A matches for differentteams in Pakistan before taking up umpiring as a profession.He was inducted into the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2010, making hisinternational debut in an ODI between Afghanistan and Canada in Sharjah the same year. He startedofficiating in T20Is in 2010 but had to wait till 2021 to get his first Test.A familiar face on the international circuit and having stood in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cups in 2021and 2022, he was inducted into the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2023 with a record 71Men’s T20I matches already under his belt.Ahsan was the third umpire from Pakistan to be inducted into the Elite panel even as compatriotAleem Dar opted out after almost two decades.
Joel Wilson has been on the international circuit since 2011, first standing in an ODI between the West Indies and India in June that year. By 2015, he was officiating in Tests and his high-profile appointments include the Ashes series of 2019 and England’s tour of South Africa in early 2000.Wilson was inducted into the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2011-12 and into the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2019-20. He has officiated in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups of 2015 (Australia/New Zealand) and 2019 (United Kingdom) as well as the Men’s T20 World Cup 2016 in India.
A promising opening batsman who once led the England Under-19 side, Michael Gough was a consistent performer for Durham and played for England ‘A’, turning out in 67 first-class and 49 List A matches.However, he decided not to pursue a career as a player, opting for umpiring early in life. At 27, he was in the ECB’s reserve list and by 30 in the full list of first-class umpires.His international career started in 2013 when he officiated in a T20I between England and Australia at Chester-le-Street and had stood in a Test by 2016.Gough was inducted into the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2013-14 and into the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2019-20.He has officiated in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups of 2015 (Australia/New Zealand) and 2019 (United Kingdom) as well as the Men’s T20 World Cup 2016 in India.
Nitin Menon played a couple of List A matches on the Indian domestic circuit but realised early on that umpiring was his true calling and decided to make it his profession by the age of 23, in 2007.He made his international debut in a T20I match between India and England in Kanpur in January 2017 and had stood in a Test by December 2019.He was inducted into the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires in 2016-17 and became only the third from his country in the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2019-20.His assignments include the Women’s T20 World Cups of 2018 (West Indies) and 2020 (Australia).
Played 83 first-class matches, 113 List A, and eight Twenty20 games for Otago.Began his international umpiring career in 2010, and has officiated in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.Promoted to the International Cricket Council's Elite Panel of Umpires in June 2015.Worked with the New Zealand police for close to 10 years before taking over as a full-time umpire.
He was part of Sri Lanka's national team for over a decade.He was a member of Sri Lanka's ICC CWC 1996 winning team.He retired from competitive cricket in 2006 to pursue a career in umpiring.He was Sri Lanka's youngest-ever international umpire on his debut in an ODI in 2009.He also officiated in the ICC CWC 2011.The all-rounder is also qualified to be a coach.In May 2011 he was selected for the Elite Umpires' Panel
Played in 53 first-class games between 1988-1996 in South Africa.He was inducted into the ICC's Emirates International Panel of Umpires in August 2008 and was promoted to the ICC Emirates Elite Umpire Panel in 2010.His T20I debut as an umpire was in 2006.Served as an umpire in the ICC WT20 2009 and 2010, as well as ICC CWC 2011.
He was part of Australia's victorious 1999 World Cup team.He made his first class umpiring debut in the 2004/2005 season after first umpiring in Melbourne grade cricket in 2002. He joined the Cricket Australia National Umpire's Panel in the 2005/2006 season.He made his international umpiring debut in a ODI in February 2009.
He has played domestic cricket for Worcestershire, Derbyshire and Natal.He was appointed to the ECB full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 English cricket season.He was promoted to the ICC International list on November 2009.Appointed to the ICC Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2013.
He is a former first-class cricketer who played 33 matches for Yorkshire and Middlesex.He was a left-handed opener making seven half-centuries and one century.The ECB added him to their list of umpires in 2006.He was one of the umpires at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011In May 2011 he was selected for the Elite Umpires' Panel
He has played domestic cricket for New South Wales and Tasmania.After his playing career ended, he turned to umpiring and was promoted to the ICC's Emirates International Panel of Umpires in 2010.He made his ODI and T20I debut in 2009 in the series between Australia and South Africa played in Australia.Umpired at the ICC WT20 2009 and 2010, as well as ICC CWC 2011.