Top Cricket Umpires in the world
Best known as Gunner by his colleagues and people around him, Ian Gould was born in England in the year 1957. He has gone on to represent England as an international umpire and has been quite successful at the high levels. Gould has also represented the English team that used his services of being a left handed wicket keeper batsman. Interestingly, Ian Gould has had amazing football connections too. He has represented one of Englands best clubs Arsenal as a goalkeeper, which is why he is nicknamed Gunner. His first test as an umpire was in 2008 when he officiated a game between South Africa and Bangladesh. However, he made is umpire debut in ODIs much earlier in 2006 in a game between England and Sri Lanka. Gould has had a good international career as an umpire, standing in 30 tests and 73 ODIs so far. However, he was much talked about in his early days when he wrongly gave Sachin out on 99 at the Rose Bowl in 2007 in a game between India and England. But all that played down, and Gould has crafted a decent career till today.