Ahsan Raza
Personal information
Full nameAhsan Raza
Born (1974-05-29) 29 May 1974 (age 47)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
RoleBatsman, Wicket-keeper, Umpire
Domestic team information
1993–2000Habib Bank Limited
1996–1999Lahore City
First-class debut27 October 1993 Habib Bank Ltd v PAC
Last First-class29 January 2000 Habib Bank Ltd v Islamabad
List A debut26 November 1993 Habib Bank Ltd v PAC
Last List A4 October 1999 Habib Bank Ltd v Gujranwala
Umpiring information
Tests umpired2 (2021)
ODIs umpired37 (2010–2020)
T20Is umpired57 (2010–2021)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 21 4
Runs scored 192 3
Batting average 8 3
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 20 3
Balls bowled 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 56/7 2/2
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 3 November 2021

Ahsan Raza (born 29 May 1974 in Lahore, Pakistan) is a Pakistani cricket umpire and former cricketer.[1] In November 2020, in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, he stood in his 50th T20I match as an on-field umpire, becoming the first umpire to reach the milestone in T20I cricket.[2]

Playing career

Ahsan Raza played for a number of Pakistani teams including Faisalabad, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore and Sargodha.[1][3][4][5]

Umpiring career

Ahsan Raza is Pakistan's nominated third umpire on the International Cricket Council International Panel of Umpires and Referees.[6] Ahsan Raza made his debut as a first-class umpire in 2006 and had umpired 35 matches to the end of February 2009.[7] He got a contract from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) along with Zameer Haider and Shozab Raza in 2012.[8]

In January 2018, he was named as one of the seventeen on-field umpires for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[9] In October 2018, he was named as one of the twelve on-field umpires for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[10] In October 2019, he was appointed as one of the twelve umpires to officiate matches in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[11]

In February 2020, the ICC named him as one of the umpires to officiate in matches during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[12] Raza was also named as one of the two on-field umpires for the final of the tournament.[13] In December 2020, he was shortlisted as one of the Umpire of the Year for the 2020 PCB Awards.[14]

In January 2021, he umpired in his first Test match, for Pakistan's home matches against South Africa.[15]


See also: 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team

On 3 March 2009, Ahsan Raza was injured in an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.[16] He was shot twice and was in a serious condition in a Lahore hospital.[17][18]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Players and Officials – Ahsan Raza". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Officials for Zimbabwe series named". The News. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Profile – Ahsan Raza". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Ahsan Raza". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  5. ^ "List A Matches played by Ahsan Raza". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Match Officials". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Ahsan Raza as Umpire in First-Class Matches". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  8. ^ Three umpires get PCB contracts ESPNCricinfo.com. Retrieved on 25-2-2012
  9. ^ "Match officials appointed for U19 Cricket World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  10. ^ "11th team for next month's ICC Women's World T20 revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Match Officials announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  12. ^ "ICC announces Match Officials for all league matches". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Kim Cotton, Ahsan Raza umpires for India-Australia Women's T20 World Cup final". The Statesman. PTI. 6 March 2020. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Short-lists for PCB Awards 2020 announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  15. ^ "1st Test, Karachi, Jan 26 - Jan 30 2021, South Africa tour of Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Pakistani umpire critically injured in Lahore attack". Sindh Today. 3 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  17. ^ "ICC condemns gun attack on Sri Lankan players". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  18. ^ "In pictures: Pakistan readies for return of international cricket". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 May 2015.