Mumbai to have replica of Umpire Dickie Bird statue

February 15th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb.15 (ANI): A statue of the former cricket umpire Dickie Bird will be unveiled in his home town of Barnsley in October.
Artist Graham Ibbeson has created a miniature scale model of the six-foot high statue and replicas of the work will also stand in Mumbai and Melbourne.
Bird, 74, said that he felt humbled. Graham has got the stance just right . . . my finger of fate pointing in the air, The Times quoted, as saying. Bird umpired in 66 Test matches and 69 One Day Internationals, including 3 World Cup Finals. He also played first class cricket for Yorkshire in the 1950s and 1960s. He started his career in umpiring in 1970. (ANI)

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