Personal information
Full nameSharfuddoula Ibne Shahid
Born (1976-10-16) 16 October 1976 (age 44)
Rajshahi, Bangladesh
BattingLeft-handed batsman
BowlingLeft-arm orthodox spin
RoleBowler, Umpire
Domestic team information
2000–2001Dhaka Metropolis
FC debut22 November 2000 Dhaka Metropolis v Sylhet Division
Last FC27 January 2001 Dhaka Metropolis v Chittagong Division
Umpiring information
Tests umpired2 (2021)
ODIs umpired48 (2010–2021)
T20Is umpired37 (2011–2021)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 44
Batting average 7.33
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 14
Balls bowled 2,122
Wickets 31
Bowling average 23
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6-45
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 September 2021

Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid (born 16 October 1976), also known as Sharfuddoula Saikat, is an international cricket umpire and a former first-class player from Bangladesh.[1]

Playing career

In 1994 Sharfuddoula played three matches for Bangladesh at the 1994 ICC Trophy in Kenya.[2] Sharfuddoula played 10 first-class cricket matches for Dhaka Metropolis in 2000 and 2001.[3]

Umpiring career

He made his first-class debut as an umpire in February 2007 in a match between Barisal Division and Sylhet Division.[4]

In January 2010 he umpired his first One Day International match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka becoming the tenth Bangladeshi to umpire at this level.[5][6]

On 17 March 2018 at the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, along with Langton Rusere, he was one of the on-field umpires during the ninth place playoff match between Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong.[7] The fixture at Old Hararians in Harare became the 4,000th ODI match to be played.[8]

In October 2018, he was named as one of the twelve on-field umpires for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[9] 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.[10] In January 2020, he was named as one of the sixteen umpires for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup tournament in South Africa.[11]

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, ICC rescinded its decision of using neutral umpires for test matches, instead allowing local umpires to officiate in test matches. As a result, he was named as an on-field umpires for both test matches played between Bangladesh and West Indies, becoming fifth Bangladeshi umpires to officiate in test matches.[12][13]

See also


  1. ^ "Sharfuddoula". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ "ICC Trophy Matches played by Sharfuddoula". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Sharfuddoula". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Sharfuddoula as Umpire in First-Class Matches". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Sharfuddoula as Umpire in One-Day International Matches". Cricket Archive. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  6. ^ Gupta, Rajneesh (8 January 2010). "Stats: Mahela-Tharanga stand sets records". Cricket Next. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  7. ^ "27th Match, 9th Place Play off, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Harare, Mar 17 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ "PNG defend 200 to take ninth place". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  9. ^ "11th team for next month's ICC Women's World T20 revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Match Officials announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Match officials named for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Sharfuddoula made BCB test umpire". Shining Bangladesh. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  13. ^ Gupta, Rishabh (26 January 2021). "Richard Illingworth becomes first neutral umpire to officiate a Test since COVID-19 pandemic". India TV. Dhaka. IANS. Retrieved 3 February 2021.