Tucker reaches um­pir­ing mile­stone

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CAPE TOWN: Rod Tucker of the Emi­rates Elite Panel of ICC Um­pires is of­fi­ci­at­ing in his 50th Test as an on-field um­pire dur­ing the sec­ond Test be­tween South Africa and Sri Lanka here. Tucker, the 13th um­pire to reach a half-cen­tury of Tests, was pre­sented with a com­mem­o­ra­tive medal by Cricket South Africa (CSA) pres­i­dent Chris Nen­zani on be­half of the ICC while CSA chief ex­ec­u­tive Ha­roon Lor­gat pre­sented him with a spe­cial frame. Tucker said: “Cricket has been a life-long pas­sion since my days as a player, so to be stand­ing in my 50th Test match as an um­pire is a great achieve­ment in my ca­reer. Um­pir­ing at this level can be chal­leng­ing and I would like to thank my work col­leagues and fam­ily for their sup­port and en­cour­age­ment. I sin­cerely thank the ICC and the Mem­ber Boards for this op­por­tu­nity and their con­tin­ued sup­port over the last seven years.”

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