A daily member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires since 2012, Oxenford has officiated in 62 Check matches, the final of which was the ultimate match of the Border-Gavaskar Sequence in Brisbane which India received to retain the trophy.
I look again with pleasure at my worldwide profession as an umpire. It’s nonetheless laborious to imagine that I officiated in near 200 worldwide matches. Such a protracted profession was not likely one thing that I had hoped for earlier than commencing on this journey, Oxenford stated in an ICC assertion.
Oxenford, who formally stands down in April, made his worldwide debut on the Gabba in a T20I between Australia and South Africa in January 2006. He officiated on the final three World Cups and the final three T20 World Cups. He was additionally a part of the officiating workforce on the Ladies’s T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2014.
I want to thank the Worldwide Cricket Council, Cricket Australia and all my colleagues within the ICC Elite and Worldwide panels for his or her help and encouragement through the years. I had an exquisite time as a match official and can miss the camaraderie that comes with being part of such an expert group, stated the 60-year-old.
I shall significantly miss seeing and interacting with the magnificent people who find themselves a part of the help construction of our sport around the globe, he added.
Earlier than turning into an umpire, Oxenford represented Queensland in eight first-class matches as a leg-spin bowler and lower-order batsman. He’ll proceed to supervise home fixtures regardless of his retirement from the worldwide sport.
Oxenford stated he’s trying ahead to umpiring in home cricket in his nation.
While I’ll not stand in Worldwide matches, I stay up for persevering with to serve the sport that I like – officiating inside Australia, he stated.
Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Supervisor – Umpires and Referees, stated: Bruce is a wonderful umpire, and it has been a pleasure working with him through the years. He is a superb workforce man and properly revered by all his colleagues.