|Full name||Nigel James Llong|
11 February 1969 |
Ashford, Kent, England
|Bowling style||Right arm off break|
|Domestic team information|
|FC debut||20 June 1990 Kent v Cambridge University|
|Last FC||3 August 1998 Kent v Derbyshire|
|LA debut||23 July 1989 Kent v Middlesex|
|Last LA||16 May 2000 Norfolk v Dorset|
|Tests umpired||18 (2008–present)|
|ODIs umpired||78 (2006–present)|
|T20Is umpired||20 (2005–present)|
|Source: CricketArchive, 7 June 2013|
Nigel James Llong (born 11 February 1969) is an English cricket umpire and former player. He is, as of 2013, a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, having officiated at international level since 2006. He played English domestic cricket during the 1990s with Kent.
He made his first-class cricket debut in 1990 and won his county cap in 1993. He was a left hand bat and off spin bowler. He also played club cricket at Greenpoint CC in Cape Town during the early 90's.
Llong officiated in his maiden first class match in June 2000. Llong was appointed to the ECB's panel of first class umpires in 2002. In 2004 he became a member of the ICC International umpire panel as a specialist third umpire, and in 2006 he became a full member of the International Panel. As with all members of the ICC International umpire panel, Llong is eligible to serve as the home umpire in ODI's in England, and can also be appointed by the ICC to stand in ODI's and Test matches away from England as a neutral official.
The highlights of Llong's career so far include his appointment to the final of the 2004 Twenty20 Cup, his first ODI, which took place at Lord's and was between England and Sri Lanka in June 2006, and his first overseas appointment which was the ODI between Pakistan and West Indies at Lahore in December 2006. Llong umpired his first Test match in January 2008, between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Dunedin.Llong was in the middle of controversy as he declared Sachin Tendulkar out on his 199th Test match at the Eden Gardens. The replay clearly showed the ball was going above the stumps.
Llong was selected to be a reserve umpire for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, but was not called upon to officiate at any point in the tournament. He was, however, been appointed to stand in the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa in September 2007.
International umpiring statistics
|Tests||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin, January 2008||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo, March 2013||18|
|ODIs||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, June 2006||Bangladesh v India at Fatullah, February 2014||65|
|20/20s||England v Australia at Southampton, June 2005||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Pallekele, September 2012||17|
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