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Umpiring great Simon Taufel gives his insight into the secret world of cricket officiating

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With over a decade’s worth of umpiring experience under his belt, Simon Taufel has pretty much seen it all on the cricket pitch.

What started out as a youthful pursuit for extra pocket-money turned into a 13-year career at the top level, casting a watchful eye over some of cricket’s greatest players in the biggest series the game has to offer.

In an exclusive interview with Betway’s Tom Clee, Taufel lends us a peek behind the curtain, holding court on everything from DRS and the personal toll umpiring can take to his take on the biggest scandal to hit the sport in recent years: ‘Sandpapergate’.

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