England umpire Ian Gould has announced his retirement from international umpiring after the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup. The World Cup 2019 will mark the end of his 13-year career in international umpiring.
Ian Gould appeared in 18 ODI’s for England. He was part of the English World Cup squad in the year 1983 when India won their maiden World Cup campaign. Ian Gould started umpiring with the English first-class teams back in 2002. Later he made his international debut during a T20 match between Sri Lanka and England back in 2006.
He appeared in his opening first ODI a few days later and made his Test debut in a South Africa vs Bangladesh game in Bloemfontein. This will be the 4th World Cup for Ian Gould and has been confirmed as one of the 16 umpires who will officiate in 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.” Ian Gould till date has appeared as an umpire in 74 Tests, 135 ODI’s and 37 T20I’s.
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 2019 World Cup 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, Paul Wilson
ICC match referees for 2019 World Cup Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie Richardson