Christopher Blair Gaffaney (born 30 November 1975) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played for the Otago Volts. A right-handed batsman, he played in 83 First-Class matches and 113 List-A matches. At present he serves as an international cricket umpire. Gaffaney is currently a member of the ICC Elite umpire panel and officiates in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
|Full name||Christopher Blair Gaffaney|
|Born||30 November 1975|
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||17 January 1996 Otago v Auckland|
|Last First-class||20 March 2005 Otago v Wellington|
|List A debut||26 November 1995 Otago v Wellington|
|Last List A||10 February 2007 Otago v Auckland|
|Tests umpired||27 (2014–2019)|
|ODIs umpired||62 (2010–2019)|
|T20Is umpired||20 (2010–2016)|
Source: Cricinfo, 17 May 2019
Gaffaney made his ODI umpiring debut in a match played between Canada and Ireland at Toronto in September 2010. He served as an umpire on the ICC International Panel of Umpires and later stood in his first Test match in a game between Zimbabwe and South Africa at Harare in August 2014.
Gaffaney was thereafter selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup and stood in three matches as an on-field umpire during the tournament. A few months later he was elevated to the ICC Elite umpire panel for 2015–16 as a result of his several consistent performances.
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