Former international umpire Piloo Reporter honoured

The 82-year-old, who stood in 14 Tests and 22 ODIs in a career spanning 28 years, was handed an amount of Rs 75,000 by the foundation.

Umpire Piloo Reporter looks on in a match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hamilton on February 25, 1992 during the Cricket World Cup 1992 held in New Zealand. (File photo)   -  N. Sridharan

Former international umpire Piloo Reporter was on Monday honoured for his service to Indian cricket by the Cricketers Foundation here.

The 82-year-old, who stood in 14 Tests and 22 ODIs in a career spanning 28 years, was handed an amount of Rs 75,000 by the foundation.

He was invited by former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan in 1986 to officiate with another Indian V K Ramaswamy in the Pakistan versus West Indies series, making them the first pair of neutral umpires in the world.

The Cricketers Foundation has helped several unsung heroes of Mumbai cricket.