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Purbasha T
October 28, 2009, 06:03 AM
David Shepherd, the former England umpire, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.

Shepherd was a renowned international umpire and officiated in 172 ODIs, including three consecutive World Cup finals, and 92 Tests between 1983 and 2005.

He was appointed as a first-class umpire in 1981 and the speed of his elevation to the international stage was evidence of his ability and the regard in which he was held His last Test was match between West Indies and Pakistan in Kingston in June 2005 and his final appearance in an ODI was at The Oval in 2005. Shepherd also had a 14-year career at Gloucestershire for whom he played 282 first-class matches.

http://www.cricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/431815.html

He was one of my favourtie umpires....RIP!

ialbd
October 28, 2009, 08:58 AM
yea was just reading that on CI...

all the cricket I have watches growing up, Shepherd was undoubtedly the best umpire out there...
every player respected him & his decisions so much... and thats the biggest achievement of an umpire.... RIP sir...

One World
October 28, 2009, 09:06 AM
I think he was the most respected umpire to date.

R.I.P.

Neel Here
October 28, 2009, 10:26 AM
I think he was the most respected umpire to date.

R.I.P.

that would be harold dickie bird. he was close but some bad mistakes at the end of his career ruined it.

one of the best umpires and recognizable characters on a cricket field.

/hops on one foot !

Rabz
October 28, 2009, 10:32 AM
RIP.

His service to cricket will always be remembered.

AsifTheManRahman
October 28, 2009, 10:33 AM
111. A very good umpire indeed - probably one of the best that I've seen.

Zunaid
October 28, 2009, 11:11 AM
Rip.

auntu
October 28, 2009, 12:17 PM
RIP.

A legendary umpire.

Zeeshan
October 28, 2009, 12:33 PM
Rest in Peace.

Tigers_eye
October 28, 2009, 12:59 PM
May his family have patience to overcome the immense loss.

Bancan
October 28, 2009, 11:00 PM
WOW. That made me immensely sad.

RIP

magic boy
October 29, 2009, 12:36 AM
The best Umpire of last century....RIP

bujhee kom
October 29, 2009, 12:38 AM
Rest in peace dear David Shepherd!

Imteaz
October 29, 2009, 02:48 AM
May Allah Bless His Departed Soul.

revolver
October 29, 2009, 06:33 AM
rest in peace

Sovik
October 29, 2009, 08:42 AM
Rest in peace.