Short Sport, September 26, 2012

South Africa's Morne Steyn

First woman set to umpire grand final

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 2:38am

I just want to get it right, says top mainland umpire

Sun Jianxin loves the way New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden gives a batsman out, raising a crooked index finger. But China's top umpire has no plans to emulate the quirky Bowden and instead is just keen on getting it right.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cricket game set to be a big hit among fans

International Cricket 2010

Cricket fans are always complaining that the computer gaming industry does not make enough games for them.

But, fear not, for International Cricket 2010 has just been released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The game's graphics makes gameplay very realistic.

23 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Top-notch umpire is as good as gold

The players weren't the only elites at Victoria Park - in fact umpire Eva Asderaki may well belong to a group that is more exclusive than the players. Asderaki is one of six women who bear the title of 'gold umpire'. To earn this title, umpires have to pass rigorous rounds of selection, courses and tests.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Early run-out proves costly for HK

Munir Dar first in tournament history to be given out by third umpire

Munir Dar will go down in Hong Kong Sixes history as the first man to be dismissed by technology - given out by the third umpire after failing to make his ground while attempting to take a second run yesterday.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Umpire dies in car accident

Kay Dayal, a prominent figure on the local cricket scene, died at Queen Mary Hospital last night after being knocked down by a car in Garden Road, Mid-Levels.

The accident happened at 9.30am when the 73-year-old was on his way to umpire a match.

He was crossing the road from his apartment building to catch a bus when a car travelling uphill hit him.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Disqualified cricket umpire sues in defamation case

A cricket umpire disqualified for allegedly bringing the game into disrepute in Hong Kong is suing the chairman of the umpires' association for defamation.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Venkat still keeps his eyes on the ball

After 40 years of listening to cricket's cry of 'Howzat' - first as a player and then as an umpire - Srinvasaraghavan Venkataraghavan is ready to step away from the international arena, albeit a little reluctantly. If he had his way, undoubtedly he would continue to stand in the middle.

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Umpire walks off pitch after abuse

A top umpire walked out of a Premier League match at King's Park after being verbally and physically intimidated by a player. Pakistan Association left-wing Ashfaqullah Khan faces a lengthy suspension after 'severely intimidating' umpire John Stapley in a South China Premier League match against Hong Kong Football Club.

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Violent attack on umpire results in lengthy suspensions

Three players from Second Division side Bullets have been handed suspensions ranging from two to five years following the assault in May on a leading umpire.

26 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

'The game has been brought into disrepute. We will take all necessary steps to

Dismayed officials of the Hong Kong Hockey Association (HKHA) will carry out an in-depth investigation to ferret out the culprits behind Tuesday night's assault on a leading umpire at a game between a visiting side from India and Pakistani-dominated local champions Shaheen at King's Park.

14 May 1998 - 12:00am

Batting on to boost family spirit

More than 2,000 youngsters are expected to take part in the Baseball Ambassador Scheme, organised by the Hong Kong Baseball Association.

18 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Indians' fury over rematch

KHALSA have come out with their strongest condemnation yet of last week's decision by the Hong Kong Hockey Association (HKHA) to replay the Holland Cup semi-final against Pakistan Association on April 18.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Lack of umpires is just not cricket

I WENT for a cricket match and instead witnessed a comedy which I would have found funny, if not for the fact that the competition was supposed to have a bearing on the territory's premier tournament.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Umpire gets the bullet

IT'S always a worry submitting an unfavourable report on an umpire. The last thing Hong Kong wants is to get a reputation for moaning.

It was, however, interesting to note that the Canadian umpire who officiated in the Kenya match has been replaced for the remainder of the tournament. The Kenya report on him was far more damning than ours.

26 Feb 1994 - 12:00am