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Renowned New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden has been recalled into the elite panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires for the 2014-15 season.
Bowden, who was dropped from the panel in 2013, was included once again after Tony Hill stepped down to become New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) umpire coach.
“Billy’s return to the elite panel is a result of his hard work and perseverance,” ICC’s general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice said. “His skills and experience will further strengthen the ICC umpiring team.”
Elite panel of ICC umpires: Aleem Dar, Billy Bowden, Kumar Dharmasena, Steve Davis, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker