ICC expresses sadness at his passing and offers deepest condolences to his family
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its sadness at the passing of Former Zimbabwe Umpire and ICC Regional Umpires' Performance Manager’ Ian Robinson at the age of 69, in Harare on Sunday, and offers its deepest condolences to the Robinson family.
In a statement Adrian Griffith, ICC’s Senior Manager Umpires and Referee said “Ian’s passing is very sad news. He was not only a fine Umpire but also a well-regarded administrator of the game. He spent three decades serving the sport as an Umpire at domestic and International level, and he was a key member in the ICC’s efforts to train and develop world class umpires in the Africa region.
“Ian’s dedication and commitment to the growth of match officiating was special, and we thank him for his contribution to the game”
In a career spanning across three decades Robinson officiated in 28 Tests, 90 ODIs and three World Cups - 1992, 1996 and 1999. He retired from international umpiring in 2008 to focus on his role as the ICC’s Regional Umpires' Performance Manager for Africa.
Robinson also served as a key member of the ZCU board for 14 years.