Taufel to step down as umpires manager
Simon Taufel has resigned from his position as ICC umpires performance and training manager but the governing body is keen to assign the Australian in an alternate role.
Taufel, who was voted the umpire of the year for five year in a row, from 2004 to 2008, will vacate the position on 31 October.
An ICC spokesperson said: "The ICC can confirm that Simon Taufel has resigned from his position as ICC Umpire Performance & Training Manager.
"However, the ICC is in negotiation with Mr Taufel with regards to a possible alternate role in the organisation and an announcement will be made in due course."
The 44 year-old Taufel stepped down from the Elite panel of umpires in 2012 and has been training umpires ever since.
Taufel will be an official in three T20 exhibition matches in the USA next month that will include legends of the game such as Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar.
‘Cheating is cheating’ – Ian Chappell slams Steve Smith’s appointment
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell was critical of Cricket Australia’s decision to appoint Steve Smith as vice-captain.
First Test: Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Day three – Live Scores
Follow Bangladesh vs Pakistan
First Test: India vs New Zealand – Day four – Live Scores
Follow India vs New Zealand.
Nkrumah Bonner says footwork is key to West Indies overcoming spin
The West Indies have little time to turn things around.
Why Shane Warne thinks Cricket Australia have opened themselves up to ridicule
Are Australia becoming a laughing stock?
India on top in tight first Test battle against the Black Caps
Axar Patel’s five-for put India back on top.
Pakistan bat themselves into control of Test against Bangladesh
Pakistan’s openers were unmoved.
Michael Vaughan apologises for hurt Azeem Rafiq has gone through in racism case
Vaughan has been taken off the BBC’s Ashes coverage amid the racism claims.
On this day: Australia batter Phillip Hughes dies at age of 25 after being struck by ball
Hughes died from a brain haemorrhage after being hit by a ball while batting two days previously.
Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 called off over COVID-19 fears
The qualifiers will now be decided according to the team rankings.