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 umpired12 (2019–2022)
ODIs umpired30 (2017–2022)
T20Is umpired28 (2017–2022)
Source: Cricinfo, 29 June 2022

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]

In June 2020, Menon was elevated to Elite Panel of ICC Umpires replacing England's Nigel Llong, becoming the third Indian umpire to make into the list and thus become the youngest ever umpire to be elevated to the Elite panel at the age of 36.[11]

Menon was praised by the cricket fraternity for his umpiring during England's tour of India in 2021.[12]

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. ^ "India's Nitin Menon becomes youngest umpire to enter ICC's Elite Panel". Business Standard India. PTI. 29 June 2020.
  12. ^ "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.