Top 10 most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

The richest sports, the richest players, the richest clubs, the richest athletes…we all have a pretty much vivid idea of all others. But we forget that umpires are to cricket are like pencils are to drawing. It is just not possible to get on with it without an umpire. A cricket match is incomplete without an umpire. Here is to the richest of the umpires the cricket history has ever seen. Take a look! Maybe you will prefer being one too after seeing how much they actually make.

Please note that this is a list not only in order of their monthly makings. But also their popularity. So the order might be a little arbitrary. Read on!

Top 10 most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

10 . Aleem Dar

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

At number 10 in this list of most popular and richest umpires in cricket history is Aleem Dar from Pakistan. It may come as a shocker but his annual salary is around $45,000. This is just an average figure. His test fee is around $3,000. Apart from that the ODI fee is $2,200. It doesn’t end here though…the T-20 fee is around $1,000. He started his Umpiring career at 2002 and has umpired three world cup finals.

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9 . Billy Bowden

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

Billy Bowden from New Zealand grabs the number ninth position in this list of most popular and richest umpires in cricket history. With Test fee around $3,000, ODI fee somewhere near $2,200 and T-20 Fee nearly $1,000, his Yearly Salary  stands to be the grand total of $45,000. Not only  rich but he is also known as the most stylist umpire in the cricket history. Billy Bowden has done umpiring in around 195 ODI matches, 84 test matches and 21 T20 matches. Pretty impressive resume. Isnt it?

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8 . Bruce Oxenford

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

This Australian umpire is the number eighth in this list of most popular and richest umpires in cricket history. Bruce oxford’s Yearly Salary is nearly $35,000. In addition to this his Test Fee is almost $3,000 and ODI Fee is nearly $2,200. Apart from that, his T-20 fee is $1,000. This umpire started his umpiring career at 2001 at First Class cricket and his first off all match in ODI at 2008 and first test for this Englishman at 2010.

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7 . Ian Gould

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

Ian Gould is an umpire belonging from England with the Yearly Salary of $35,000. This umpire from England has experience in 44 Tests and 103 ODIs matches. Also he has umpires 29 T20 so far in his career. He Started career with Umpiring at 2006 and currently his test fee is $3,000 along with ODI Fee of 2,200.

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6 . Kumar Dharmasena

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

This Sri Lankan umpire bags the sixth position in this list of most popular and richest umpires in cricket history. Kumar Dharmasena is the only Sri Lankan umpire to be experienced in all time ICC Elite Panel. This sensation started his umpiring career in 2009. He has an expertise of 65 ODI matches with umpiring in 30 test and 17 T20 matches. His yearly salary is 35000 US dollars.

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5 . Marais Erasmus

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

He started his umpiring career in 2006. Marais Erasmus is from South Africa and bags the fifth position in this list of most popular and richest umpires in cricket history with the Yearly Salary of $35,000 and additional $3,000 test fee. This 51 years old South African umpire Marais Erasmus is fifth on the list he has umpired 30 test, 62 ODI’s and 20 T20’s matches.

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4 . Nigel Llong

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

This umpire from England with early Salary $45,000 gets the fourth position in this list. The Test, ODI as well as the T20 fee is as all above. He has the expertise of umpiring in 29 Test matches, 93 ODI matches and 24 T20 cricket matches since 2005 that is when he started his career. Although he legitimately begun his career journey as an umpire in 2006 through international T20.

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3 . Paul Reiffel

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

With the Yearly Salary  of $45,000 this Australian umpire bags the position in top three of the most popular and most popular and richest umpires in cricket history. He has the expertise of umpiring 41 ODI’s along with 17 test  matches and 13 T20 matches umpiring. Not only an umpire, but he is a former cricketer  from Australia.

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 2 . Richard Illingworth

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

This umpire from England has the yearly salary of $35,000. He is one of the most popular and richest umpires in cricket history and is very popular in social media as well. Richard started his career in umpiring in 2010. He has umpired 38 ODI’s till date. Also he has umpired 15 test matches and 11 T20 matches in his cricket career.

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1 . Richard Kettleborough

most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

This umpire from England bags the first position in this list with his Yearly Salary around $35,000 along with ODI fees, additional T20 fees and test fee. He started his umpiring career in the year 2009 and so far has expertise in 57 ODI’s, 28 test matches and 17 T20 matches.

Please note again that this list was not in the order of salary or income but also the popularity of the umpire. This concludes the list of top 10 most popular and richest umpires in cricket history.

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Top 10 most popular and richest umpires in cricket history

1 . Richard Kettleborough
2 . Richard Illingworth
3 . Paul Reiffel
4 . Nigel Llong
5 . Marais Erasmus
6 . Kumar Dharmasena
7 . Ian Gould
8 . Bruce Oxenford
9 . Billy Bowden
10 . Aleem Dar