The term 'Match Officials' includes umpires, scorers, and match referees, who constitute the 'third team' during a cricket match and as such perform a vital role, both on and off the field, by upholding the Laws and Spirit of Cricket, applying Playing Conditions, and managing every game and recording it for history.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) administers the professional levels of umpiring, scoring, and refereeing, which covers all matches played under its jurisdiction, including men's and women's international series, domestic competitions, and national & community tournaments. NZC also liaises with the International Cricket Council (ICC) re overseas umpires and match referees coming to New Zealand, and any New Zealand umpires or match referees appointed to overseas series or ICC tournaments.
The New Zealand Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (NZCUSA), in combination with its six regional affiliates (Auckland, Northern Districts, Central Districts, Wellington, Canterbury, and Otago), oversees umpiring and scoring issues - including recruitment, retention, training, and accreditation - at the recreational levels of cricket throughout New Zealand. For more information on the NZCUSA, please visit their website at www.nzcusa.org.nz.
This website section provides some basic Match Official information for professional umpires, scorers, match referees and related cricket administrators throughout New Zealand. For further information, includinglaying Conditions, Match Schedules, and Match Officials Appointments (as PDFs), please go to the respective domestic competition (Domestic -> Domestic Competitions), national tournament (Domestic -> National Tournaments), or community tournament (Community -> Tournaments and Hawke Cup) webpages; please note that this material will become available in September each year.