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Former West Indian umpire Clyde Cumberbatch dies aged 81

Clyde Cumberbatch, who officiated in 12 Tests and 26 ODIs from 1981 to 1997, has died aged 81, in Port-of-Spain.

After his umpiring career Cumberbatch worked as the chairman of West Indies umpires training and examination committee for 12 years. After he stepped down from the committee in June 2017, he was bestowed with an honorary life membership.

Peter Nero, who had replaced Cumberbatch in the committee, paid tribute to his predecessor. "I sent a message to my mother this morning and I told her I had just lost my umpiring father," Nero told Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. "Mr Clyde Cumberbatch has been all the superlatives that you can think about to me since I first met him around 17 or 18 years ago - friend, mentor, coach, supporter, well wisher."