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Wayne Knights

Wayne Knights
Personal information
Full name
Wayne Roger Knights
Born (1970-08-25) 25 August 1970 (age 53)
Auckland, New Zealand
Umpiring information
Tests umpired4 (2020–2022)
ODIs umpired24 (2016–2023)
T20Is umpired31 (2017–2023)
WODIs umpired4 (2008–2015)
WT20Is umpired6 (2010–2018)
Source: Cricinfo, 19 June 2023

Wayne Roger Knights (born 25 August 1970) is a New Zealand cricket umpire.[1] Along with Tim Parlane, Knights umpired the final of the 2015–16 Ford Trophy, in January 2016.[2] He was added to the ICC International Panel of Umpires in June 2016.[3] He stood in his first One Day International (ODI) match, between New Zealand and Bangladesh, on 26 December 2016.[4]

Knights made his Twenty20 International (T20I) umpiring debut in a match on 3 January 2017, also between New Zealand and Bangladesh.[5] He was one of the twelve on-field umpires for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[6] He was named as one of the sixteen umpires in January 2020, for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, in South Africa.[7] He stood in his first Test match on 3 December 2020, between New Zealand and the West Indies.[8]

In January 2023, he was named as one of the on-field umpires for the 2023 ICC Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ "Wayne Knights". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. ^ "The Ford Trophy, Final: Central Districts v Canterbury at New Plymouth, Jan 30, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Bowden cut from NZC international panel". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Napier, Jan 3, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  6. ^ "11th team for next month's ICC Women's World T20 revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Match officials named for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  8. ^ "West Indies tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton, Dec 3, 2020". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  9. ^ "ICC announces highest number of female match officials for ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023". Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  10. ^ "ICC announces highest number of female match officials for U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023". ThePrint. 5 January 2023. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
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