It was a strange summer, but there was a great spirit among everyone. A decade on, the Hartlepool United fanatic — a season-ticket holder for 20 years — was ready to rekindle his boyhood dream. Published: 22:00 GMT, 29 September 2020 | Updated: 00:36 GMT, 30 September 2020. That was rubbish, wasn't it?". I was getting pulled all over, a shambles. Bismallah Jan Shinwari The six-member committee will be led by PCB chief executive Wasim Khan and have Bazid Khan, Dr Riaz Ahmed, Marina Iqbal, Nadeem Khan and Sameer Khosa as members. LAHORE, Nov 12 (APP): Aleem Dar, who holds the record for officiating the most number of Tests and ODIs, and Michael Gough will take the field as on-field umpires at a floodlit National Stadium for the final of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020. https://www.app.com.pk/national/china-appreciates-pakistans-efforts-to-elevate-mou-on-ic-under-cpec/ via @appcsocialmedia, Match officials for HBL PSL 2020 playoffs announced, Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Waseem Khan speaks during "Meet the Press" programme at Press Club, Second XI Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament begins on Wednesday, Days since Military Seige of Kashmir by India, Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Waseem Khan speaks during “Meet the Press” programme at Press Club, Pakistan women cricketers to tour South Africa next month, Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation - APPC. 'I was wearing one of those long, old-fashioned white coats — I looked like a butcher! Share: Written By: Zee Media Bureau. The former Durham opener will later retrace a bonkers journey that saw him quit first-class cricket aged 23 and try to make it as a footballer before turning to umpiring, via a job in a pie factory and driving a taxi. #APPNews @ShkhRasheed @MOIofficialPk Michael Gough ICC names two new umpires in elite panel for 2019-20. 'I was just head it, kick it, shin it. So I started running — and didn't stop!'. Or punching the wall if I'm wrong!'. That would suggest Gough can yet improve. 'But you tried to talk to the person next to you and they'd look as if to say, "Have you finished that pie yet or not?". A lot of decisions are an educated guess, it has to be, and luck does come into it.'. Aaron said, "Goughy, what would you do here?". I was commanding, I was loving it. It was an eye-opener, something I hadn't had as a cricketer.'. The theatre around the Decision Review System is a source of great suspense and enjoyment for the viewer. 'It's massive, because you're stood there on your own, players all around you. He picked up a few quid playing for Hartlepool Cricket Club, got his taxi licence and got a job in a pie factory. You just think, "I'll get the next one right". The Elite Panel of ICC Umpires is a panel of cricket umpires appointed by the International Cricket Council to officiate in Test matches and One Day Internationals around the world. Gough with his parents Jean and Michael Snr as the umpire explained his bonkers journey, He had a host of jobs before becoming an umpire, including in a pie factory and driving a taxi, 'I was back in the real world,' he says. Time seems to stand still, and that Jaws music… "Hurry up!". I looked at myself and said, "I've got to do something here!". 'They're lovely words, aren't they?' What he did next, in fact, was ask for some shifts at his dad's sports shop in Hartlepool. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. 'Five hundred quid during lockdown, used it once…' he laughs. They were talking about me playing for England, the next Mike Atherton. Sitting at the kitchen table of his Hartlepool home, rather than standing behind the stumps at Old Trafford or the Ageas Bowl, Michael Gough's trademark deliberation is just the same. 'I've had the odd comment from players when I'm overturned…"'I thought you were perfect? Match referee Mohammad Anees will lead the playing control team in a match which will have Shozab Raza as third and Asif Yaqoob as fourth umpire. He's taking the p***, but I thought, "That's brilliant". 'One example — every morning, I drop these little reactions balls on the hotel room floor. People ask, "Did it help not having that noise and distraction?" Michael Gough (right) has stood in 18 Tests, 63 one-day-internationals and 14 Twenty20 internationals From captaining England to working in dad's shop. Some fine displays in the middle were recognised by the powers that be. Michael Gough is an incredibly good umpire… Members of ICC International Panel of Umpires Ahsan Raza, who became the first match official to reach the milestone of 50 T20Is as an on-field umpire, and Rashid Riaz will take the responsibilities of the third umpire and the fourth umpire, respectively, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board here on Thursday. But he says: 'I was much more concerned about his welfare and happiness. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Fitness is key. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. #APPNews @Official_PetDiv @a_hafeezshaikh @MoIB_Official 'I stand in the nets a couple of days before and get used to player traits. 'I was putting the crusts on,' he says. His dad was thrilled by Atherton's Bradman analogy. •Decisions relating to; medical regulations, playing conditions (including allocation of points in respect of matches), player eligibility and player replacement Gough watches on closely as Stuart Broad bowls for England against West Indies this summer. Luck does not explain the numbers that make Gough so superior to his peers. Maybe next summer, then, he really will have Bradman's average of 99.94 in his sights. You would be wrong. He recalls them sharing a McDonald's and eating cake on Owen's birthday. I lasted two hours and walked out! Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. People always say, "It must have been the pressure?". 'That's why I talk about giving myself the best chance. You might think all they care about is the correct outcome, regardless of their original call. Is he staring at you with "kill" written all over his face? And that was the Barrow fans! The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC World Test Championship fixtures … We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. I thought, "God, I miss being involved… what about umpiring?".'. 'But I knew I had to quit to be happy. It helps, agrees Gough, that he is a former player — an England Under 19 captain, no less, who was a World Cup winner and had Ian Bell and Graeme Swann under his charge. 'It would be better if fans were in, though. Gough and Wilson have been elevated from the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires by the selection panel. Gough with his parents Jean and Michael Snr as the umpire explained his bonkers journey He had a host of jobs before becoming an umpire, including in a pie factory and driving a … We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. Michael Snr has just listened to his son relive a tortured decision that would perhaps, for some proud parents, be a source of disappointment. Umpire. MICHAEL GOUGH enjoyed the World Cup in more ways than one. Legendary former Formula One team principal Sir Frank Williams in 'stable condition' after being admitted to... Bayern Munich ready to reward England U21 midfielder Jamal Musiala with new deal worth more than... Wolves 2-1 Chelsea: Frank Lampard's men beaten for the second time in four days with Pedro Neto firing... Chelsea looked 'leggy and 'jaded' as Frank Lampard's side fell to their second successive Premier League... Frank Lampard admits his Chelsea players are ALREADY suffering from festive fatigue after watching his Blues... 'Not injured... not injured... not injured': Jose Mourinho opens fire on Liverpool and insists Jurgen Klopp... Jurgen Klopp admits he doesn't know if he'll have ANY senior centre backs fit for Liverpool's... 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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday named Michael Gough of England and Joel Wilson of the West Indies in the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires … When I was 20 a doctor told me I had clinical depression. Before the final, Aleem and Michael Gough, the members of ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, will perform the on-field duties together in Eliminator 2, which will be contested between the losing team from the Qualifier and winning team of the Eliminator 1. he says. — ICC (@ICC) August 21, 2020. The third umpire Michael Gough said Rohit was out after a couple of replays and he walked off the field disappointed 💯💯 #ENGvsPAK — Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 21, 2020. Non-neutral umpires were temporarily allowed this summer to avoid excess travel and Gough — well respected abroad but rarely seen in this country — stood in six England Tests versus West Indies and Pakistan and a one-day international against Australia. It was weird. 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