Ian Robinson (cricket umpire)

Ian David Robinson (11 March 1947 – 3 April 2016) was a Zimbabwean cricket umpire who officiated in 28 Test Matches and 90 One Day Internationals (ODIs).[1]

Ian Robinson
Personal information
Full nameIan David Robinson
Born(1947-03-11)11 March 1947
Oxford, England
Died3 April 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 69)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Umpiring information
Tests umpired28 (1992–2001)
ODIs umpired90 (1992–2004)
Career statistics
Source: Cricinfo, 8 September 2007

Robinson started his umpiring career in 1975, was promoted to first-class level in 1978 and remained there for 31 seasons. He made his international umpiring debut in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test, against India at Harare in 1992.

In 2008, he announced his retirement from top-level umpiring to take up the role of ICC Regional Umpires' Performance Manager for the Africa region.[2]

On 3 April 2016, Robinson died from lung cancer at the age of 69 in Harare. [3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ian Robinson". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ Robinson retires to take up ICC role
  3. ^ "Former Zimbabwe umpire Ian Robinson dies aged 69". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  4. ^ ICC statement on the passing of former Zimbabwe Umpire Ian Robinson Archived 6 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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