What to wear to protect oneself as an umpire!

When a batsman walks to the crease, he is overprotected with all sorts of guards and bands but when a match official stands to officiate the proceedings what to wear to protect himself? (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ূন)

Bruce Oxenford

Umpire Bruce Oxenford baffled the live and television spectators in the ODI match of England versus Sri Lanka when he took to the field wearing an unusual protective shield strapped to his left arm to protect himself from the modern day big hitting cricket.

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The Aussie official made the device using polycarbonate and said it is the only one of its kind in the world; apparently it looks like a large table tennis bat on the end to deflect any throwing ball towards it.

Bruce Oxenford said he decided to take action earlier this year when another Australian umpire John Ward was grounded and taken into the hospital after being struck in the head during a match in India.