television umpire

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the third umpire, which is now the more usual term
    Citation ‘Wherever facilities make it possible there will also be a “television umpire”, who will come from the ranks of the host country’s umpires’ (Chas Keys, Australian Cricket October 1993)
    Citation ‘Later Graham Thorpe … pushed de Villiers to mid-on, from where Peter Kirsten defied his 39 years to throw down the bowler’s stumps while off-balance, the tele-ump clarifying the decision’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 26 August 1994)
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