5 Umpires Who Have Officiated in Most Number of IPL Matches
The role of an umpire is to make quick judgements on the cricket field, which have repercussions on the result of the game. In India’s premier T20 tournaments as well, many of the umpires have been trolled for their decisions, while some of them have been terrific with their gut feeling and instinct to have an effect on IPL points table as well.
Here are 5 Umpires Who Have Officiated in Most Number of IPL Matches:
- Sundaram Ravi
Quite popularly known as S Ravi, the former ICC Elite Panel Memberhas officiated in 131 IPL matches, which is the most by any umpire. Ravi is one of the umpires in the 2022 edition of the IPL as well. In international cricket, he featured in a total of 125 matches spanning all the formats of the game, and Men’s and Women’s cricket as well. In the 2019 World Cup, he hogged the limelight of various Cricket news reports of being a sole Indian umpire.
- Anil Chaudhary
Anil made his debut in the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League. In total, he has officiated in a total of 100 matches and is at second on this coveted list. In international cricket, Anil has been a part of 57 fixtures since 2013. In February 2021, he was given the opportunity to be an on-field umpire in his debut test fixture between India and England at Chennai. He will mark his presence in the 2022 edition of IPL.
- Kumar Dharmasena
One of the mostrespected umpires in world cricket served as an umpire in 94 matches from 2009 to 2018 in the cash-rich T20 league. Adding to this, he is the only person to have featured in an ICC World Cup, both as a player and an umpire. Kumar played for the Sri Lanka team in 31 Tests and 141 ODIs. In 2012 and 2018, he received the Umpire of the Year award by ICC.