|Full name||Paul Ronald Reiffel|
19 April 1966 |
Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Test debut (cap 352)||1–5 February 1992 v India|
|Last Test||6–10 March 1998 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 108)||14 January 1992 v India|
|Last ODI||20 June 1999 v Pakistan|
|ODI shirt no.||4|
|Domestic team information|
|Tests umpired||30 (2012–2017)|
|ODIs umpired||48 (2009–2017)|
|T20Is umpired||16 (2009–2016)|
|Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 1 March 2017|
Paul Ronald Reiffel (born 19 April 1966) is an Australian former cricketer who played in 35 Tests and 92 One Day Internationals (ODIs) from 1992 to 1999. He was part of Australia's victorious 1999 World Cup team. After retirement he became a first-class cricket umpire. He is currently a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel.
Reiffel's career best bowling figures of 6–71 came at Edgbaston in 1993. Throughout his career he took 104 wickets at 26.96 in 35 Tests, taking 5 or more wickets in an innings five times. An accurate bowler whose main attacking weapon was seam bowling, Reiffel was a more than handy batsman. While limited in his shotmaking ability, he had a solid defence. Reiffel was a Victorian cricket captain who was notorious for declaring a Victorian innings closed in 2001 with Michael Klinger on 99 not out.
Reiffel made his first class umpiring debut in the 2004/2005 season after first umpiring in Melbourne grade cricket in 2002. Reiffel joined the Cricket Australia National Umpire's Panel in the 2005/2006 season. In 2008, he became a member of the International Cricket Council International Panel of Umpires and Referees, the first former Australian Test cricketer to do so. He made his international on-field umpiring debut in a One Day International match between Australia and New Zealand on 6 February 2009. He also umpired in both Tests of the West Indies-New Zealand Test Series in July–August 2012.
On the first day of the fourth Test between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Reiffel was hit on the head by a throw from fielder Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He left the field and underwent some precautionary tests, which showed that he had not suffered any major injuries. The International Cricket Council, however, decided against Reiffel taking any further part in the match. He was replaced by Marais Erasmus who was originally the third umpire.
- List of Test cricket umpires
- List of One Day International cricket umpires
- List of Twenty20 International cricket umpires
- List of Victoria first-class cricketers
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