Telegraph – Calcutta, India – Octogenarian Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird, a legend among umpires, has told The Telegraph he’d “love” to officiate in this age and time.

Summary

  • Octogenarian Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird, a legend among umpires, has told The Telegraph he’d “love” to officiate in this age and time.
  • “Of course, I’d love to umpire in the present times…
  • It wasn’t so in my time,” Bird said late on Friday.
  • Bird, who has the distinction of umpiring in three straight World Cup finals (from 1975-1983), bowed out in 1996, during the India-England Test series.
  • In fact, Bird’s last Test, at Lord’s, was former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s first.

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