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By Dhiraj | Apr 26, 2019 10:57 PM

Ian Gould the 61-year-old Umpire from England has announced that he will be retiring from the job after the 2019 Cricket World cup that is set to take place in England.

Umpire Ian Gould announces retirement after the Worldcup

He had played 18 ODI's representing England, including keeping wickets in the 1983 Cricket world cup.

He started his umpiring stint in 2006 and since then he has been a part of 250 international matches across all formats.

"Ian has made an outstanding contribution to the game over a long period, particularly in the last decade as an international umpire for the ICC." said Geoff Allardice, ICC's General Manager of Cricket.

Match Officials squad for the 2019 World Cup:

Umpires: Ian Gould, Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Michael Gough, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Paul Wilson

Referees: Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Richie Richardson