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Christopher King

Christopher King is a former New Zealand cricket umpire. He was born in the year 1944 in New Zealand. He was one of the first umpires from New Zealand to be a test umpire.


Early Career


Christopher King was a cricketer in his hometown in New Zealand where he played local cricket. He later became an umpire in his late years.


Umpiring Career


King was one of New Zealand’s first ever test umpires and he umpired three tests in his career. His first one was between New Zealand and Australia on 25 February 1993 held in Christchurch, New Zealand. He never went overseas to umpire and was mostly officiating local club matches before receiving his big chance.


King received another chance in the same year between New Zealand and Australia held in March in Auckland. In 1997, he umpired his third match in tests which would also be his last against Sri Lanka held in Auckland. He was the TV Umpire in the test between New Zealand and South Africa in 1999.


King’s ODI debut as an umpire was between New Zealand and Pakistan at Wellington on 26 December 1992. He umpired in a total of 25 ODIs his last one being between New Zealand and South Africa on 27 March 1999.

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