independent umpire

Definition

Cricket

  • noun an umpire standing in a Test match or other international game who does not come from either of the countries whose teams are competing against each other
    Citation ‘The long-overdue introduction of a worldwide panel of independent umpires for international cricket might have been designed for a man whose body and soul is wedded to the game’ (David Hopps, Guardian 10 February 1994)
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