24 Oct 2008

Reiffel rises up umpiring rankings

11:15 am on 24 October 2008

The former Australian pace bowler Paul Reiffel has continued his rapid rise through the umpiring ranks by being nominated to join the International Cricket Council's International Panel for this season.

Reiffel was nominated for the TV role which had previously been filled by former first-class player Rod Tucker.

Tucker has been nominated to take the recently retired Peter Parker's position on the panel in an on-field role.

Reiffel made his first-class umpiring debut in 2004-05, joining the national panel the following season.