England umpire Ian Gould has announced he is to bring the curtain down on his 13-year career behind the stumps after the World Cup.
The 61-year-old has stood in close to 250 international games over all three formats of the sport in his time but has decided the World Cup on home soil will be his last tournament.
Gould has stood in 74 Tests, been the TV umpire in a further 25, umpired 135 ODIs and 37 T20Is. “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,” said Geoff Allardice, ICC’s general manager of cricket.
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“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 told cricbuzz.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.