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Sanjay Sukhanand Hazare (born 18 February 1961) is an Indian former cricketer who became an umpire after retiring as a player.

Sanjay Hazare
Personal information
Full nameSanjay Sukhanand Hazare
Born (1961-02-18) 18 February 1961 (age 58)
Baroda, Gujarat, India
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingLegbreak googly
RelationsRanjit Hazare (cousin), Vikram Hazare (cousin), Vijay Hazare (uncle), Vivek Hazare (uncle)
Domestic team information
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired5 (2009–2010)
T20Is umpired1 (2009)
FC umpired39 (1995–2011)
LA umpired35 (1995–2012)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 48 6
Runs scored 778 56
Batting average 15.25 18.66
100s/50s 0/1 0/0
Top score 65 23
Balls bowled 7036 108
Wickets 108 1
Bowling average 33.08 112.00
5 wickets in innings 8 0
10 wickets in match 1 0
Best bowling 6/46 1/59
Catches/stumpings 18/0 1/0
Source: CricketArchive, 10 August 2012

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Vadodara, Gujarat in 1961. Several members of his family have been cricket players; his uncle Vijay Hazare was an Indian cricket captain.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Hazare played 48 First-class matches and six List A matches for Baroda between 1981 and 1998.[2]

Umpiring careerEdit

He is currently a cricket umpire,[2] who has umpired five One Day Internationals, one Twenty20 International match and 16 Indian Premier League matches.[1][2][3]

He was dropped from the IPL 2014 following his not-out decision on Pieterson against Rajasthan

Sanjay Hazare is the first International umpire from Vadodara, and second from Gujarat after Amish Saheba.[1] He has served as a TV umpire in three Test matches,[4] and has been a reserve umpire in one test match.[5] He has also acted as a TV umpire in 12 ODIs and in one T20I;[6][7] and as reserve umpire in one ODI.[8]

International Cricket Council (ICC) made him a part of the International Panel of ICC Umpires on 2 August 2009.[1] Samarjitsinh Gaekwad, the then vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said, "Hazare has a good umpiring record and his name was discussed during the meet of umpires committee of BCCI. He was selected considering his talent and we are proud to have an international umpire with us now."[1] About his selection, Hazare said,"It is due to the efforts of senior Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) officials that I made it to the panel," adding,"I have been conveyed about my selection by BCA authorities, but I am yet to receive official letter from BCCI."[1] However the BCCI didn't recommended his name for the 2011 cricket season, citing his performance, which was evaluated by the match referees of the ICC.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Tere, Tushar (2 August 2009). "Hazare to stand in Champions League, India-Oz series". Times of India. Times News Network. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Players / India / Sanjay Hazare". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Records / Indian Premier League / Most matches as an umpire". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Sanjay Hazare as TV Umpire in Test matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Sanjay Hazare as Reserve Umpire in Test matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Sanjay Hazare as TV Umpire in ODI Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Sanjay Hazare as TV Umpire in International Twenty20 Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Sanjay Hazare as Reserve Umpire in ODI Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Umpires Saheba, Hazare out of ICC International Panel". Press trust of India. rediff Cricket. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2012.

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