Ian Gould is set to quit umpiring after the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, it was announced in a media release by the ICC.
The Englishman is a part of the 16-member panel of umpires that has been appointed by the ICC for the mega event.
Gould, 61, who was England’s wicketkeeper in the 1983 World Cup, has officiated in 74 Tests, 135 ODIs and 37 T20Is so far.
ICC’s Senior Manager, Adrian Griffith, said Ian had made an outstanding contribution to the game as an international umpire.
“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.”
While this shall be the fourth World Cup for Gould and Jeff Crowe, veteran Ranjan Madugalle will be standing for his sixth and Aleem Dar for his fifth respectively.
Match Referees: Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie Richardson
Umpires: 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