Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 4 (April)

Centre for India Australia Studies hosts public lecture on Integrity in Sports – Lessons from International Cricket


The Centre for India Australia Studies hosted a public lecture on Integrity in Sports-Lessons from International Cricket by Simon Taufel, Former Member, International Cricket Council (ICC) Elite Umpire Panel and ICC Umpires Performance and Training Manager on 1 April 2019 at JGU.

About the Speaker

Simon Taufel, is an Australian cricket umpire who is a former member of the ICC Elite umpires panel. He won a record five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards between 2004 and 2008, and is generally considered to be one of the best umpires in the world. He officiated in 74 Test matches and 174 One Day Internationals between 1999 and 2012. Despite initially having no intention of becoming an umpire, he agreed to go along with a friend to an umpiring course. After he passed the subsequent exam he began umpiring grade cricket. He quickly progressed through the ranks and made his first-class debut in 1995, aged just 24. He then went on to umpire his first Test at the age of 29. Taufel is the youngest person to have received the ICC’s Bronze Bails Award for umpiring 100 ODIs. He is a much sought after corporate trainer and has conducted programs on leadership, conflict management and resolution, goal setting and continuous improvement and personal development. Taufel, who has been voted the world’s best umpire, will share some great moments in Cricket and will speak about the disciplines that apply to both business and sports world to stay competitive and keep winning.