Top Cricket Umpires in the world
Anthony Lloyd Hill, better known as Tony Hill, was born in 1951 in Auckland, New Zealand. His debuted as an umpire in an ODI between New Zealand and Zimbabwe at Napier in March 1998 and he officiated at his first test match in December 2001 between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Hamilton. During his time on the International Umpire Panel, ICC had appointed Hill to matches away from New Zealand as a neutral umpire for supporting the Elite Panel, and particular highlights are, the third test between South Africa and Australia at Johannesburg in March 2006, as well as officiating on field at three Group A matches at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in St. Kitts. He had officiated at 39 International Test matches and 96 ODIs, along with 17 T20 International. Hill was elected in the ICC Elite Panel of umpires in 2009.
Many famous umpires have already retired, and many are in the way of making themselves famous. As of 2014, the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires consists of Richard Illingworth, Bruce Oxenford, Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Ian Gould, Billy Bowden, Marais Erasmus, Rod Tucker, Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong and Paul Reiffel. The cricket world depends upon them as the spectators are eager to see some best decisions during the adrenaline driven matches.