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Full name Ian David Robinson
Born March 11, 1947, Oxford, England
Current age 68 years 17 days
Major teams Hatfield Sports Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Ahmedabad, Dec 11-15, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 23, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, May 29, 2004 scorecard|
Ian Robinson was Zimbabwe's most senior umpire - he was a fixture on their first-class panel from 1978 until he was unceremoniously sacked by the Zimbabwe board in 2004 without ever being given a reason. He made his international debut in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test against India at Harare in 1992 and stood in 28 Tests and 90 ODIs. He was also one of the country's leading administrators, was a ZCU board member for 14 years and an employee of the ZCU for nine. He also fulfilled an important function as the ZCU's international cricket manager. In 2008 he became the ICC Regional Umpires' Performance Manager for the Africa region.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.