Nigel James Llong
(born 11 February 1969 in Ashford
) was a cricketer with Kent
. He made his debut in 1990 and won his county cap in 1993. He was a left hand bat and off spin bowler. Llong has since become an umpire, officiating his maiden first class match in June 2000.
Llong was appointed to the ECB's
panel of first class umpires in 2002. In 2004 he became a member of the ICC International umpire panel
as a specialist third umpire
, and in 2006 he became a full member of the International Panel. As with all members of the ICC International umpire panel
, Llong is eligible to serve as the home umpire in ODI's
in England, and can also be appointed by the ICC
to stand in ODI's and Test match
away from England as a neutral official.
The highlights of Llong's career so far include his appointment to the final of the 2004 Twenty20 Cup
, his first ODI, which took place at Lord's
and was between England
and Sri Lanka
in June 2006, and his first overseas appointment which was the ODI between Pakistan
and West Indies
in December 2006. Llong umpired his first Test match in January 2008, between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Dunedin.
Llong was selected to be a reserve umpire for the 2007 Cricket World Cup
, but was not called upon to officiate at any point in the tournament. He was, however, been appointed to stand in the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship
in South Africa in September 2007.
International Umpiring Statistics
<br /> Read More