Top Cricket Umpires in the world
Brent Fraser Bowden or Billy Bowden was born in the year 1963 in Henderson, New Zealand. He has officiated at three ICC World Cup events and was the reserve umpire in the final of both the ICC 2007 and the ICC World T20 2007. His first ODI as an umpire was in 1995 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka and then he made his test debut as an umpire in 2000 between New Zealand and Australia. His career is decorated with 77 ODIs and 184 tests, along with 21 International T20s to go with it. Billy Bowden was drafted into the ICC Elite Umpires Panel in the year 2003. Billy still umpires at current games, and he is best known for the unique and bizarre umpiring signals that he undertakes, especially the dance jig while signaling sixer and his crooked index finger to adjudge a batsman. As a fact, He had the distinction of officiating at two ICC World Cup 2003 matches in which hat tricks were taken. He was presented with the ICC Bronze Bails Award, for officiating at 100 ODIs in 2007.