Experienced English umpire Ian Gould will quit umpiring to end his 13-year long illustrious career after the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. Gould is part of the 22 match officials consisting of 16 umpires and six match referees –who will officiate in the showpiece event. This will be the fourth World Cup appearance for the veteran English umpire.
The 61-year-old featured in 18 ODIs for England and was part of the 1983 World Cup. He joined the ECB's first-class umpires' list in 2002 and made his debut as an international umpire in a T20 between England and Sri Lanka in 2006.
Gould has so far officiated in 74 Test matches, 135 ODIs and 37 T20Is and was lauded for his services by ICC general manager of cricket, Geoff Allardice for making an outstanding contribution the game over a long period, particularly in the last decade as an international umpire for the ICC.