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Slow Death : Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire, Paperback / softback Book

Slow Death : Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire Paperback / softback


Rudi Koertzen is one of world cricket's most experienced and respected umpires.

In a career spanning 29 years, he has stood in 100 Test matches and 200 One Day Internationals. (To date, he is the only umpire to have stood in 200 ODIs.) The slow and deliberate way in which he raises his left arm to give a batsman out has given rise to his nickname, Slow Death, which gives this memoir its title.

The title takes the reader back to some of the most important highlights in Test, ODI and T20 matches over the past three decades, including several World Cups and Ashes series.

It also covers the controversial side of international cricket, from match fixing to terrorist attacks. And Rudi gives his views on the use of technology in cricket, looking at the pros and cons of the umpire decision review system (UDRS).


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations (mostly col.)
  • Publisher: Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781770220799

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