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Sharfuddoula during the Warm-up match between Bangladesh and England in 2023 ICC Men's World Cup
Personal information
Full name
Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat
Born (1976-10-16) 16 October 1976 (age 47)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
2000–2001Dhaka Metropolis
FC debut22 November 2000 Dhaka Metropolis v Sylhet Division
Last FC27 January 2001 Dhaka Metropolis v Chittagong Division
Umpiring information
Tests umpired10 (2021–2024)
ODIs umpired61 (2010–2024)
T20Is umpired43 (2011–2023)
WODIs umpired13 (2012–2022)
WT20Is umpired28 (2012–2022)
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 10
Runs scored 44
Batting average 7.33
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 14
Balls bowled 2,122
Wickets 31
Bowling average 23
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/45
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 February 2024

Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid (Bengali: শরফুদ্দৌলা ইবনে শহীদ) (born 16 October 1976), also known as Sharfuddoula Saikat, is an international cricket umpire and a former first-class player from Bangladesh.[1] He is the first Bangladeshi umpire to be included in the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in March 2024.[2][3] He also officiate in 100 matches in men's international cricket including ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in 2023.[4][5]

Early life and playing career

Saikat was a student of Rajshahi University School. He completed his honours and masters in International relations from Dhaka University and later earned an MBA in Human resource management from AIUB.[6]

In 1994 Sharfuddoula played three matches for Bangladesh at the 1994 ICC Trophy in Kenya.[7] Sharfuddoula also played 10 first-class cricket matches for Dhaka Metropolis in 2000 and 2001.[8]

Umpiring career

He made his first-class umpiring debut in February 2007 in a match between Barisal Division and Sylhet Division.[9]

In January 2010 he stood in his first ODI match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, becoming the tenth Bangladeshi to umpire at international level.[10]

He was one of the match officials for 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.[11] He was one of the twelve on-field umpires for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[12] In October 2019, he was appointed as one of the twelve umpires to officiate matches in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.[13] In January 2020, he was named as one of the sixteen umpires for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.[14]

In February 2021, he was named as an on-field umpire for both the test matches played between Bangladesh and West Indies, becoming the fifth Bangladeshi umpires to officiate in test matches.[15][16]

In February 2022, he was named one of the on-field umpires for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.[17][18] In January 2023, he was named one of the on-field umpires for the 2023 ICC Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup.[19][20]

In March 2023, during the 3rd T20I between Bangladesh and Ireland, he became the first Bangladeshi umpire to officiate in 100 men's international matches.[21][22]

In September 2023, he was named as one of the sixteen match officials for 2023 Cricket World Cup,[23] becoming the first Bangladeshi umpire to be named as one of the umpires for the Men's World Cup.[24][25] He was selected to stand in 5 matches as an on-field umpire in the World Cup including a group stage match between Australia and New Zealand.[26]

In January 2024, he became the second Bangladeshi umpire, after Enamul Haque Moni, to officiate a Test match as a neutral umpire outside Bangladesh, being named as an on-field umpire for the 2nd Test between Australia and West Indies.[27]

On 28 March 2024, following the International Cricket Council’s annual review and selection process, he became the first Bangladeshi umpire to be included in the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.[28] He replaced South African umpire Marais Erasmus who retired from umpiring in international cricket in February 2024.[29]

See also


  1. ^ "Sharfuddoula". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ ডেস্ক, খেলা (28 March 2024). "আইসিসির আম্পায়ারদের এলিট প্যানেলে বাংলাদেশের শরফুদ্দৌলা". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Sharfuddoula becomes first Bangladeshi in ICC Elite Panel of Umpires". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Sharfuddoula first Bangladeshi umpire in ODI World Cup". The Business Standard. 8 September 2023. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  5. ^ জুবাইর, মোহাম্মদ (23 November 2023). "'আমিও উত্তেজনার অংশ হয়ে গিয়েছিলাম'". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  6. ^ Exclusive interview: Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid (MP4) (Motion Picture) (in Bengali). Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board. 28 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  7. ^ "ICC Trophy Matches played by Sharfuddoula". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Sharfuddoula". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Sharfuddoula as Umpire in First-Class Matches". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Sharfuddoula as Umpire in One-Day International Matches". Cricket Archive. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  11. ^ "PNG defend 200 to take ninth place". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  12. ^ "11th team for next month's ICC Women's World T20 revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Match Officials announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Match officials named for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Sharfuddoula made BCB test umpire". Shining Bangladesh. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  16. ^ Gupta, Rishabh (26 January 2021). "Richard Illingworth becomes first neutral umpire to officiate a Test since COVID-19 pandemic". India TV. Dhaka. IANS. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Eight women among 15 Match Officials named for ICC World Cup 2022". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Match officials chosen for ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  19. ^ "ICC announces highest number of female match officials for ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023". Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  20. ^ "ICC announces highest number of female match officials for U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023". ThePrint. 5 January 2023. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  21. ^ সাইফুল্লাহ্ বিন আনোয়ার. "শামীমের ফিফটি, ১২৪ রানেই থামল বাংলাদেশ". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  22. ^ ডেস্ক, খেলা. "আম্পায়ার হিসেবে 'সেঞ্চুরি' শরফৌদউল্লাহর". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  23. ^ "ICC announce Match Officials for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023". Retrieved 22 September 2023.
  24. ^ প্রতিবেদক, ক্রীড়া (8 September 2023). "বিশ্বকাপে আম্পায়ারিংয়ে বাংলাদেশের অন্যরকম 'প্রথম'". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 September 2023.
  25. ^ "Preparation key to success as an umpire - Sharfuddoula Saikat". Cricbuzz. 30 September 2023. Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  26. ^ প্রতিবেদক, ক্রীড়া (25 September 2023). "বিশ্বকাপে ৫ ম্যাচে আম্পায়ারিং করবেন শরফুদ্দৌলা". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  27. ^ প্রতিবেদক, ক্রীড়া (3 January 2024). "আম্পায়ার শরফুদ্দৌলার আরেকটি প্রথম". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  28. ^ "Sharfuddoula becomes the first Bangladesh umpire to be included in the ICC Elite Panel". ICC. 28 March 2024.
  29. ^ "Sharfuddoula first Bangladeshi umpire in ICC Elite Panel". The Daily Star. 28 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
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