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Port of Spain [Trinidad and Tobago]: Former West Indies umpire Clyde Cumberbatch has recently passed away in Port of Spain. He was 81. Fellow Trinidadian and international umpire, Peter Nero condoled the demise of Cumberbatch, saying that he has lost his umpiring father. “I sent a message to my mother this morning and I told her I had just lost my umpiring father. Clyde Cumberbatch has been all the superlatives that you can think about to me since I first met him around 17 or 18 years ago – friend, mentor, coach, supporter, well wisher,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Cumberbatch, as saying.

Born on November 13, 1936, Cumberbatch had officiated in 12 Tests and 26 ODIs between 1981 and 1997. After bidding adieu to his umpiring career, Cumberbatch served as chairman of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association’s Training and Examination Committee for 12 years before stepping down from the post in June this year.

Subsequently, he was also honoured with an honorary life membership on the committee.