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Mohammad Ghouse (15 March 1931 – 29 September 2014) was a cricket umpire known for umpiring Test and One Day International matches. He is the former Chairman of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the President of Tamil Nadu Umpires Guild and was also a Match Referee.

Mohammad Ghouse
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Personal information
Born(1931-03-15)15 March 1931
Chennai, India
Died29 September 2014(2014-09-29) (aged 83)
Chennai, India
Umpiring information
Tests umpired8 (1976–1979)
ODIs umpired2 (1983–1984)

Early lifeEdit

Ghouse was born in Chennai, India, formerly Madras. His Father's name was Mohammed Ibrahim. He studied in the prestigious Loyola College, Chennai and worked in the Postal Department of India. His profound interest in the game of cricket prompted him to become a test umpire and later on,a match referee.

CareerEdit

Ghouse umpired two One Day International matches which included India v West Indies at Srinagar on 13 October 1983 and India v England at Pune on 5 December 1984. Of the 8 Test matches he umpired, India won 4,lost 0,and 4 matches resulted in a draw. He also umpired many interstate tournaments. Ghouse made his first-class debut as an umpire in a Ranji Trophy match in 1968-69 and went on to officiate more than 18 seasons. His first Test as an official was in his hometown, between India and New Zealand in 1975-76.

 
Mohammad Ghouse with the Indian Cricket Team.

After his umpiring career ended in 1985-86, he became a match referee and was active till 2001-02. Ghouse also served as the chairman of the umpire’s subcommittee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.

List of Test matches umpired by Mohammed GhouseEdit

Date Match Between Place Match id
26 November 1976 India v New Zealand MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Madras t787
28 January 1977 India v England M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore t794
15 December 1978 India v West Indies M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore t837
24 January 1979 India v West Indies Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi t842
2 October 1979 India v Australia Modi Stadium, Kanpur t857
3 November 1979 India v Australia Wankhede Stadium, Bombay t860
4 December 1979 India v Pakistan Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi t863
25 December 1979 India v Pakistan Modi Stadium, Kanpur t866

DeathEdit

Ghouse died on the morning of 29 September 2014 following a brief illness. He was 83. He is survived by his wife, son and three daughters. On behalf of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association members, president N. Srinivasan expressed "profound sorrow and grief" at his demise.[citation needed]

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