Ian Gould to retire after 2019 World Cup

England umpire Ian Gould is set to retire after the upcoming World Cup in England, which will kick-off on May 30 in his home country.

Ian Gould is a part of the 16-member panel of umpires that have been appointed for the tournament that will also have six-match referees.

Gould’s umpiring career started back in 2006 and he has been at the helm for close to 250 international games across formats.

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ICC’s General Manager of Cricket, Geoff Allardice had words of praise for the experienced Umpire and for his contribution to the game of cricket.

“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. 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,” he said.

“Officiating at the World Cup as with playing, is an honour and the pinnacle of an official’s career. It is a tough job with the eyes of the cricketing world on every decision, but this group of 22 is the very best from around the world who will rise to the occasion. I wish them all the very best,” he added.

 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

Referees: Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie Richardson.

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