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Umpire Fry adds to foreign flavour

Siddhartha Sharma

Posted: Nov 24, 2012 at 0126 hrs IST
      

: When the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy gets underway on Saturday, the Delhi versus Tamil Nadu match will see an Aussie voice saying ‘play’ at the start. That voice will belong to Simon Fry, a 46-year-old umpire from Adelaide who is in the capital as part of an exchange program. Fry also visited Meerut for the UP vs Karnataka tie.

Fry, who has officiated in three ODIs and couple of T20s in Australia, is visiting India for the first time.

“I like the way matches are played here in India, as a lot of rules have been employed to keep it as fair as possible. Back in Australia, there is a lot of aggression, but I believe such rules can minimise bad behaviour against the umpires,” said Fry.

Earlier, Fry had flown to South Africa and New Zealand under the same program.

“Traveling sometimes becomes tiring but you can’t use that as an excuse. There is lot of work back home and around the world and you have to make sure that you stay in best of shape,” he said.

“A better fitness program helps, keeping the mind healthier and aids in better decision making,” added Fry.

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