Shakoor Rana

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Shakoor Rana
Personal information
Full nameShakoor Rana
Born(1936-04-03)3 April 1936
Amritsar, Punjab, British India
Died9 April 2001(2001-04-09) (aged 65)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Umpiring information
Tests umpired18 (1975–1996)
ODIs umpired22 (1977–1996)
Career statistics
Source: Cricinfo, 9 April 2001

Shakoor Rana (Urdu: شکُور رانا ‎, 3 April 1936 – 9 April 2001) was a Pakistani cricketer and umpire.

He was a brother of Pakistani cricketers Azmat Rana and Shafqat Rana, his sons Mansoor Rana and Maqsood Rana also played for Pakistan cricket team.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Shakoor Rana had a modest playing career. He played in 11 first-class matches between 1957 and 1973, accumulating 226 runs and 12 wickets. He was overshadowed by his brothers Shafqat Rana and Azmat Rana who both represented Pakistan at Test level.

Umpiring career[edit]

Rana made his international debut as an umpire in 1974 at Lahore, the city that had become his hometown. The match was between Pakistan and the West Indies. His career continued until his last match between Pakistan and New Zealand in 1996, also at Lahore. He stood in 18 test matches and 22 One Day Internationals.

In a test match in Faisalabad in 1987, Rana and Mike Gatting argued after Rana decided Gatting had made an alteration to the fielding positions as Eddie Hemmings ran in to bowl. The argument stopped the match, and Rana refused to stand again in that Test until he received an unconditional apology from Gatting. Gatting issued a written apology and has since expressed regret at his part in the row.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Khan, Khalid H. (2 June 2015). "Former Pakistan cricketer Azmat Rana passes away". DAWN.COM.
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | ENGLAND ON TOUR | Gatt regrets Rana row".

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