– Only 5th umpire ever to reach this milestone
– Career highlights include 4 Olympic Games and 2 World Cups
– Presentation to take place before today’s India v Pakistan match
Before today’s first match, India v Pakistan, Australian umpire Murray Grime will be honoured for umpiring his 200th senior international game.
Only four umpires have ever reached this landmark before Murray, namely Alain Renaud (France) in 1991, Santi Deo (Spain) in 1995, Marelize de Klerk (South Africa) in 2011 and John Wright (South Africa) earlier this year.
Murray became an international umpire on 3 November 1994 and was promoted to International Grade 1 in 1997 and to the FIH World Panel, the International Hockey Federation’s elite umpires’ group, in 1999. In 2005, Murray was awarded his Golden Whistle for umpiring 100 senior international matches.
In his international umpiring career, which spans more than two decades, Murray umpired 4 Olympic Games (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and Rio de Janeiro 2016), 2 World Cups (Kuala Lumpur 2002 and Mönchengladbach 2006) as well as 6 Champions Trophies (Madras 1996, Adelaide 1997, Lahore 1998, Brisbane 1999, Rotterdam 2001 and Auckland 2011).
The presentation will be done by Asian Hockey Federation CEO Dato’ Tayyab Ikram and the Umpires Manager of the QNET Men’s Asian Champions Trophy, Ged Curran.
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