Australian umpire Steve Davis has joined an exclusive group of officials to have stood in 100 or more One-Day Internationals having reaeched the milestone during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match between India and the Netherlands in Delhi.
The 58-year-old made his international debut in 1992 and has also stood in 31 Tests and 14 One-Day Internationals, achieving promotion to the ICC Elite Panel in 2008.
"I am extremely proud and honoured to have reached this milestone. I can’t quite believe that I am already at that landmark figure and it’s fantastic to be reaching it at an ICC Cricket World Cup," he said.
"Since making my international debut as an umpire for my first ODI, I have enjoyed every moment, having the opportunity to officiate for some of the best teams in the world and be part of a sport I thoroughly enjoy. I have had the privilege to umpire some wonderful cricketers, and to stand with some great friends and colleagues.
"I feel proud to be joining a group of 13 men who have stood in more than 100 ODIs and amongst them the late, great David Shepherd as well as many of my current colleagues from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires."
"I’d like to thank my partner Annie, and all my family, especially my father, all whom have given me tremendous support over the years.
"I would also like to thank my umpiring colleagues, Cricket Australia and the ICC for the support they have and continue to provide me as I go about my umpiring career. I look forward to standing in many more ODIs in my career and continuing to be a part of this great game," he concluded.
Leading appearances in ODIs by umpires: Rudi Koertzen 209, Steve Bucknor 181, David Shepherd, Daryl Harper 172, Simon Taufel 162, Billy Bowden 153, Aleem Dar 141, Darrell Hair 139, Russell Tiffin 118, Asoka de Silva 112, David Orchard 107, Billy Doctrove 103, Steve Dunne 100, Steve Davis 100
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