|Full name||Piloo Dara Reporter|
24 September 1938 |
Bombay, British India
|Tests umpired||14 (1984–1993)|
|ODIs umpired||22 (1984–1994)|
|Source: ESPNCricinfo, 23 March 2012|
Piloo Reporter (born 24 September 1938) is a former international cricket umpire. His first match as umpire in a domestic Ranji Trophy match was at the age of 29. In 1984, he made his debut at the international stage as an umpire in both test matches and one day internationals (ODI), standing in 14 tests and 22 ODI's until 1994. Piloo Reporter is a parsi and is known as PD in the cricketing fraternity. The method by which Reporter signaled a boundary has been called "Milkshake" by cricket commentator Henry Blofeld.
In 1986, Reporter and VK Ramaswamy, became the first neutral umpires from India when they stood in a test match featuring Pakistan and West Indies in Lahore. This was the first occasion where neutral umpires officiated in a test since 1912. They were invited by then captain of Pakistan, Imran Khan after allegations of bias by Pakistani umpires. Reporter is the only Indian umpire who officiated in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. A biography has been written on him, An Umpire Remembers.
In 1993, Reporter was allegedly paid to give his assessment of the pitch prior to a test in Calcutta to bookie Mukesh Gupta.
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- "Fond farewell for 'Polly kaka'". The Times of India. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
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