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List of Famous Cricket Umpires

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List of famous cricket umpires, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cricket umpires in the world? This includes the most prominent cricket umpires, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cricket umpires is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cricket umpires were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cricket umpires.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan and Dickie Bird.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cricket umpires to the lesser known cricket umpires of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cricket umpire field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cricket umpires ever?" and "What are the names of famous cricket umpires?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
  • Harold Dennis "Dickie" Bird, (born 19 April 1933, Staincross, West Riding of Yorkshire, England) is a retired English international cricket umpire. During his long umpiring career, he became a much-loved figure among players and viewing public, due to his excellence as an umpire, but also his many eccentricities. Bird played first-class cricket for Yorkshire and Leicestershire as a right-handed batsman, but only scored two centuries in 93 appearances. His career was blighted by a knee injury, which eventually caused him to retire aged 31. He umpired in 66 Test matches (at the time a world record) and 69 One Day Internationals including 3 World Cup Finals. In February 2014, Yorkshire...  more
  • David Robert Shepherd (27 December 1940 – 27 October 2009) was a first-class cricketer who played county cricket for Gloucestershire, and later became one of the cricket world's best-known umpires. He stood in 92 Test matches, the last of them in June 2005, the most for any English umpire. He also umpired 172 ODIs, including three consecutive World Cup finals in 1996, 1999 and 2003...  more
  • Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (pronunciation (informally Venkat, born 21 April 1945) is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team at the first two cricket world cups, and later became an umpire on the elite International Cricket Council Test panel. His Test career was one of the longest for any Indian player. He also played for Derbyshire in English county cricket from 1973 to 1975. A qualified engineer and an alumnus of Chennai's famed College of Engineering, Guindy, he is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri....  more
  • Aleem Dar (Urdu: علیم ڈار‎; born 6 June 1968) is a Pakistani cricket umpire and former cricketer. He is a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. He won the David Shepherd Trophy three years in a row from 2009 to 2011, after being nominated twice in 2005 and 2006. Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus, Richard Kettleborough, Kumar Dharmasena and Simon Taufel were the only umpires to have received the award from its inception until 2017. Before becoming an umpire, he played first-class cricket as a right-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler for Allied Bank, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Lahore and Pakistan Railways. He was educated at Government Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore....  more