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Ian Robinson      

Full name Ian David Robinson

Born March 11, 1947, Oxford, England

Died April 3, 2016, Harare (aged 69 years 23 days)

Major teams Hatfield Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Ian David Robinson
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Ahmedabad, Dec 11-15, 2001 scorecard
Test matches 28
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 23, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, May 29, 2004 scorecard
ODI matches 90
ODI statistics

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 the 1992 World Cup, and Test 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. He died of lung cancer in April 2016, in Harare.
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Apr 22, 2000

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Feb 1, 1996

Ian Robinson portrait, Calcutta, February 1, 1996

Ian Robinson portrait

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