Elderly umpires lose age discrimination case

Author
Brenton Vannisselroy ,
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Cricket,
Publish Date
Saturday, 14 March 2015, 12:20PM
Umpire Peter Willey in 2001. (Getty Images)
Umpire Peter Willey in 2001. (Getty Images)

Former umpires Peter Willey and George Sharp have lost their age discrimination case against the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday.

Willey and Sharp were forced into retirement having reached the ECB's maximum age of 65, leading to claims for unfair dismissal and age discrimination.

But an employment tribunal has issued a written judgement to the parties in the governing body's favour.

Both men told the tribunal that they did not intend to carry on indefinitely, but only wanted a two-year extension to their contracts, which could be reviewed after a year.