Top Cricket Umpires in the world
Stephen Anthony Bucknor, famously known as Steve Bucknor, was one of the most experienced umpires who was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1946. Before he started his umpiring career, he was a high school mathematics teacher and sports coach. Bucknor was initially a football referee before he moved to cricket at the age of 45. His first test match as an umpire was in the year 1989 in a test between West Indies and India. He also officiated at his first ODI in that same year between West Indies and India. Steve Bucknor has an outstanding number of 128 test matches and 181 ODIs under his belt. In October 2007, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica, Commander Class, for outstanding services in the field of sports. Bucknor has also received the ICCs Bronze Bails Awards for umpiring in 100 ODIs, as well as the Golden Bails Award for umpiring in 100 Test matches. This well known umpire announced his retirement in 2009.