Full name Ram Babu Gupta
Born July 17, 1935, Delhi, India
Died April 27, 2008, London (aged 72 years 285 days)
|Test debut||India v Australia at Mumbai, Oct 15-19, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan), Dec 2-6, 1988 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v England at Chandigarh, Jan 27, 1985 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, May 4, 1990 scorecard|
Ram Babu Gupta stood in 11 Tests and 24 ODIs between 1985 and 1990 and in 1987 became the first Indian to stand in a World Cup final when he officiated in the match between Australia and England in Calcutta. He was president of the Delhi District Cricket Association for one year and served as its treasurer for eight years.
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