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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Umpire Nitin Menon pulls out of IPL 2021

ICC Elite Panel Umpire Nitin Menon has reportedly pulled out of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is expected to take no further part in the T20 extravaganza. The news comes on the back of a host of players leaving the competition mid-way owing to personal reasons.
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newscricket6 months ago

Still areas of concern in white-ball cricket for India, need to identify wicket-taking spinner, asserts VVS Laxman

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has asserted that there are still areas that the Indian team needs to work on in limited-overs cricket and feels there's a need for a wicket-taking spinner in middle-overs. He also had high praise for India's gloveman Rishabh Pant, who turned his fortunes around.
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newscricket6 months ago

Ultimate dream is to officiate in Ashes, reveals Nitin Menon

Indian umpire Nitin Menon, who received plaudits for his near-flawless showing in the India-England Tests, has revealed that his ultimate dream is to officiate in the Ashes some day. Menon, who has officiated in 7 Tests to date, was inducted into ICC’s Elite Panel of Umpires in June 2020.
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newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts to Virat ‘Angry’ Kohli confronting the umpire after dubious LBW decision

When a wrong decision is made by the on-field umpire or the third umpire, one thing is certain with Virat Kohli on the field, anger. The skipper, who was clearly unimpressed by the decision, walked straight to the on-field umpire to give him a dressing down, as Shastri too looked unhappy.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs ENG | Home umpires confirmed for the first two Tests in Chennai

According to the reports from Cricbuzz, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that home umpires would officiate the first two Tests between India and England in Chennai. Nitin Menon would be on-field umpires in both the Tests, alongside Anil Chaudhary and Virender Sharma.
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newscricketa year ago

Nitin Menon replaces Nigel Llong in ICC Elite Panel of ICC Umpires

After an annual review and selection process conducted by the International Cricket Council panel, Nitin Menon has been included in the Elite Panel of Umpires for the upcoming season. Menon becomes the third Indian after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi to be a part of ICC elite Panel of Umpires.
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newscricketa year ago

Challenge for local umpires to officiate Tests as per ICC’s demand, admits Krishna Hariharan

Former International umpire Krishna Hariharan has admitted that it will be a challenge for local umpires to officiate Tests, as recommended by the ICC in light of COVID-19 pandemic. The ICC Cricket Committee has suggested the appointment of local match officials to avoid international travelling.
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newscricket2 years ago

Women's T20 World Cup | Nitin Menon only Indian umpire; GS Lakshmi amongst six other women match referees

Nitin Menon is the only Indian umpire in the list of officials named by the ICC to officiate in the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup, which includes a record six women officials. India’s GS Lakshmi will have the privilege of being the first woman match referee to officiate in a global ICC event.
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newscricket2 years ago

IND vs SL | First T20 abandoned after puddles impact pitch

The first T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Barsapara Ground in Guwahati has been abandoned without a ball being bowled as the puddles impacted the main pitch. Anil Chaudhari and Nitin Menon inspected the ground on a regular basis but found the ground unsuitable for play.
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newscricket2 years ago

Grateful to BCCI for having shown trust in me, says Nitin Menon ahead of his first Test as umpire

Umpire Nitin Menon, who is all set to stand for his first Test this year, has thanked the Board of Cricket Control in India for the support they've given. He has been appointed as an on-field umpire for the upcoming Test match between Afghanistan and West Indies, which is to be held in November.
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