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 alltime Test XI even as some former cricketers called the exEnglish umpire's composition as "biased" and "illbalanced". "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 alltime Test eleven named by former English umpire Dickie Bird with some former cricketers calling his composition as "biased" and "illbalanced". 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 79yearold was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), receiving the honour from Prince Charles, the heir to...