Officiating in cricket is in good hands with ten NSW umpires now contracted at the professional level of the game following Cricket Australia's announcement of the 2022/23 umpire panels.

Gerard Abood, Greg Davidson and Paul Wilson retained their positions on the National Umpire Panel (NUP), while Wilson also sits on the International Umpire Panel. 

Joining that trio on the NUP were Simon Lightbody and Ben Treloar, who were elevated from the Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP). 

Troy Penman and Claire Polosak remain as SUP contracted umpires and are joined by Sharad Patel following his commitment to excellence, dedication and strong performances in recent seasons, including umpiring the final of the 2021-22 U19 Male National Championships. 

David Taylor was also named to continue on the SUP, having returned to Sydney from umpiring Queensland premier cricket for six seasons. 

Veteran Rod Tucker is a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and contracted directly to the ICC. Polosak remains on the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires and is eligible to umpire Women’s International matches.

CNSW Head of People Development Darren Goodger said the appointments are a credit to the hard work of umpires throughout the state.

"The NSW Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association (NSWCUSA) will be well represented in the coming season and we may be proud of our members on their selection - they are all wonderful ambassadors for New South Wales umpiring, our Association and CNSW," Goodger said.

"Congratulations and deserved recognition must go to Simon (Lightbody) and Ben (Treloar) who have worked so hard to earn this promotion and we wish them well. It takes a long time to become an overnight success.

"Sharad deserves his opportunity too. We thank Sharad for his exemplary contribution as a member of the New South Wales State Umpire Panel. His elevation will provide opportunity for someone else to come forward onto the State Panel which will be selected and announced prior to July 1."

Long-time contributor to umpiring in NSW and Australia, Tony Wilds, made the decision not to continue as a contracted umpire.

Goodger thanked Wilds for his outstanding service. 

"Tony has been a selfless team member, respected for his ability, match management and people skills, his preparation, composure and his willingness to share experience to benefit others," he said.

"It is the humble, strong and unselfish manner in which Tony has gone about his work which has earned him such respect among his colleagues. 

"We acknowledge Tony, his exceptional contribution and wish him the very best, hoping he will choose to remain involved in cricket in some capacity."

Wilds' many career umpiring achievements are below:

- 7 women’s ODIs
- 9 women’s T20Is
- 5 WNCL matches, including the final in 2011-12 and 2015-16
- 20 WBBL matches
- 23 first-class matches
- 15 men’s List A matches
- 52 BBL matches
- 6 U19 ODIs
- 4 Belvidere Cup finals
- 5 First Grade Limited Overs Cup finals

2022-23 CA National Umpire Panel:
- Gerard Abood (New South Wales)
- Shawn Craig (Victoria)
- Greg Davidson (New South Wales)
- Phil Gillespie (Victoria)
- Mike Graham-Smith (Tasmania)
- Nathan Johnstone (Western Australia)
- Donovan Koch (Queensland)
- Simon Lightbody (New South Wales)
- Sam Nogajski (Tasmania)
- Bruce Oxenford (Queensland)
- Ben Treloar (New South Wales)
- Paul Wilson (New South Wales)

2022-23 CA Supplementary Umpire Panel:
- Stephen Dionysius (Queensland)
- Sharad Patel (New South Wales)
- Troy Penman (New South Wales)
- Claire Polosak (New South Wales)

- Eloise Sheridan (South Australia)
- David Taylor (New South Wales)

2022-23 CA International Panel Umpires (nominated to ICC as umpires for Men’s International matches):
- Phil Gillespie
- Donovan Koch
- Sam Nogajski
- Paul Wilson

2022-23 International Panel of ICC Development Umpires (nominated to ICC as eligible umpires for Women’s International matches/events):
- Claire Polosak
- Eloise Sheridan