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Swaroop Kishen      

Full name Swaroop Kishen

Born July 13, 1930, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Died November 21, 1992, Delhi (aged 62 years 131 days)

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Swaroop Kishen
Umpiring statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Bengaluru, Dec 15-20, 1978 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Mumbai, Nov 28-Dec 3, 1984 scorecard
Test matches 17
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Jalandhar, Dec 20, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Mar 26, 1985 scorecard
ODI matches 6
ODI statistics

Swaroop Kishen died in Delhi, aged 62, from cancer. Swaroop' s service of having stood in 17 Test matches is an Indian record (shared with B. Satyaji Rao). His first was at Bangalore in December 1978, a match cut short by civil unrest. In the next, at Madras, he and colleague J. D. Ghosh were criticised for allowing far too many bouncers to be bowled while India and West Indies traded blows. A year later, at Bangalore again, Swaroop, his fellow umpire and the players had to throw themselves to the ground when swarms of bees raided the stadium.

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Dec 10, 1983

Michael Holding leaps before delivering, India v West Indies, 5th Test, Calcutta, 1st day, December 10, 1983

Michael Holding leaps before delivering

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Dec 1981

Swaroop Kishen officiating, December 1981

Swaroop Kishen officiating

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