Dickie Bird

  • It's good to know that I am in Dickie's team: Gavaskar April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar is happy to be a part of Dickie Bird's all-time Test XI even as some former cricketers called the ex-English umpire's composition as "biased" and "ill-balanced". "Dickie has been one of the most respected and popular umpires in the game, so it's good...
  • Cricket fraternity shocked at exclusion of Sachin in Bird's XI April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The cricket fraternity in India on Friday expressed shock at the omission of legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman in the all-time Test eleven named by former English umpire Dickie Bird with some former cricketers calling his composition as "biased" and "ill-balanced". Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was the...
  • Dickie Bird omits Bradman, Tendulkar, Lara from his Test XI April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Dickie Bird, the former international umpire, has not found space for three of the modern era's greatest batsman - Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting - as well as the legendary Don Bradman in his list of the greatest Test XI. Bird, ahead of his 80th birthday,...
  • "Dickie" Bird honoured at Buckingham Palace May 15, 2012

    London: English umpiring great Harold 'Dickie' Bird was presented with an honour at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday in recognition of his outstanding sporting career and charity work. The 79-year-old was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), receiving the honour from Prince Charles, the heir to...