The Umpire role is termed as the most non-thankable job in cricket. The Umpires are to be the most attentive individuals on the field of cricket, as one wrong decision in a vital stage of a match brings the crowd down on them.
The Indian T20 League is the most followed and provider of the most intense action of cricket. The Indian T20 League demands the best of the skills from the players in the league to deliver high-quality performances in the most crunch situations. The league also demands similar skills from the Umpires officiating the matches without any diversion of their attention during the entire duration of the match. Though with the advancement of technology and the introduction of the Decision Review System, the job of the Umpire has become easier, yet it still remains one of the toughest jobs on the field.
Let’s have a look at the umpires who have officiated the most number of matches in the Indian T20 League.
1. Sundaram Ravi (India,131 Matches): Sundaram Ravi was first seen officiating in an Indian T20 League match in 2009. Since then, he has taken the field to officiate 131 matches in Indian T20 League, which is the highest for any umpire in the league.
Sundaram Ravi was a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires from 2015 to 2019. His debut as an umpire in international cricket was in 2009 in a T20 International. After that, Ravi has officiated in more than 100 international matches in all formats of the game. He was also seen officiating in World Cup 2019.