Nitin Menon
Personal information
Full nameNitin Narendra Menon
Born (1983-11-02) 2 November 1983 (age 38)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh
BattingRight-hand bat
RoleWicket-keeper, Umpire
RelationsNarendra Menon (father)
Umpiring information
Tests umpired9 (2019–2021)
ODIs umpired27 (2017–2021)
T20Is umpired24 (2017–2021)
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 3 December 2021

Nitin Narendra Menon (born 2 November 1983) is an Indian cricketer and umpire.[1] He was a right-handed batsman, representing Madhya Pradesh in List A cricket. He is now an umpire and has stood in matches in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy[2] and the Sheffield Shield in Australia.[3] In June 2020, he was promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, replacing Nigel Llong.[4] His father Narendra Menon was also an umpire.

Umpiring career

He stood in his first Twenty20 International (T20I) match between India and England on 26 January 2017.[5] He stood in his first One Day International (ODI) match between Afghanistan and Ireland on 15 March 2017.[6]

In October 2018, he was named as one of the twelve on-field umpires for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[7] He was the on-field umpire for the 2019 Indian Premier League Final along with Ian Gould.

Menon was one of the on-field umpires for the one-off Test match between Afghanistan and the West Indies in India in November 2019.[8] He became the 62nd Indian to umpire at this level.[9] In February 2020, the ICC named him as one of the umpires to officiate in matches during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[10] Menon was praised by the cricket fraternity for his umpiring during England's tour of India in 2021.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Youngest umpire on Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, Nitin Menon targets consistency". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Ranji Trophy, Group B: Baroda v Punjab at Vadodara, Nov 15-18, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 21st Match: South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Feb 14-17, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Nitin Menon included in Elite panel of umpires for 2020-21". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ "England tour of India, 1st T20I: India v England at Kanpur, Jan 26, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan tour of India, 1st ODI: Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 15, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  7. ^ "11th team for next month's ICC Women's World T20 revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Umpire Nitin Menon set for Test debut in November". India Today. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Nitin Menon set to become 62nd Indian Test umpire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  10. ^ "ICC announces Match Officials for all league matches". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Hope Nitin Menon gets the best umpire award for 2021: Dinesh Karthik, Aakash Chopra in awe of Indian umpire". India Today. Retrieved 7 April 2021.