8 Jun 2012

Billy Doctrove stands down from umpiring

12:11 pm on 8 June 2012

The West Indies official Billy Doctrove has retired from umpiring after a 14-year international cricket career.

The 56-year-old declined to seek an extension to his annual contract which was due to expire at the end of June.

The ICC did not specify any reason for Doctrove's decision.

Doctrove was due to umpire in the upcoming one-day and Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, but withdrew from what would have been his last assignment due to a family bereavement.

Doctrove, who umpired his first international game in 1998, stood in 38 Tests, 112 one-dayers and 17 Twenty20 internationals, including the final of the 2010 World Twenty20 between England and Australia in Barbados.