ICC Umpire Gould gives up work after the Cricket World Cup 2019 to finish a career as an authorized in the international match.
Gould, who played 18 One day International’s for ENG and was part of the 1983 CWC, merged the ECB’s first-class umpires’ list in 2002 and made his debut as an international umpire in a T20 between ENG and SL in 2006. He stood in his first ODI a few days after that and his first Test – between SA and Bangladesh in Bloemfontein – two years later.
This year’s CWC will be Gould’s fourth and he is one of 16 ICC umpires confirmed for the tournament.
“Ian has made an outstanding contribution to the game over a long period, particularly in the last decade as an international umpire for the ICC,” Geoff Allardice, the ICC general manager of cricket, said.
“He has always put the interests of the game first, and in doing so has earned enormous respect from his colleagues and players across all countries. His presence on the field will be missed, but I am sure his lifelong association with the game will continue.”
To date, Gould has stood in 74 Tests (alongside being the TV umpire in a further 25), 135 ODIs and 37 T20Is.
ICC Umpires for CWC19 Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Michael Gough, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, and Paul Wilson
ICC match referees for CWC19 Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, and Richie Richardson
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