Subrata Banerjee, a former international umpire passed away at the age of 71 in Kolkata. Banerjee rendered his services as an umpire in men’s as well as women’s international games. He also officiated in age group tournaments as well. Banerjee stood in 13 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in his international career, which spanned for 15 years.
Banerjee made his international debut in November 1983 during an ODI encounter between India and West Indies at Baroda. Banerjee’s father, later Sunil Banerjee was also a former Test umpire. Banerjee also officiated in 64 First-Class games and his ultimate international outing as an umpire came in a match against India and Kenya in May, 1998 in Gwalior.
- Banerjee also served as a reserve umpire in a Test between India and England in December 2001 at Mohali. He has also been rendering his services as a TV umpire in ODIs. He has also been a coach for the umpire passed on his knowledge to others. Banerjee’s tragic demise has hit the cricket fraternity by a storm. RIP Subrata Banerjee.
- Banerjee also worked in the capacity as an umpire coach with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as well as an umpire’s educator.