Anil Chaudhary is an Indian international cricket umpire who was born on 12 March 1965 in Delhi, India.
Chaudhary is a very familiar face in the domestic as well as international circle these days. He is considered as one of the best indian umpires in the ICC’s current panel of international umpires. Chaudhary has officiated a number of international games including some ICC events.
In 1989, during his club career, he was once asked to stand in as a substitute umpire because the official umpire of that match had become ill. That match wasn't a high scoring game helping Anil to finish his first job easily and splendidly. Later as he moved forward in his cricketing career, he made umpiring his profession.
Ram Babu Gupta, an international umpire of that time helped Chaudhary in getting him his first big game which was a SAIL Trophy match. Though, this was also an emergency replacement but Chaudhary did well enough to impress the match officials and also got a pat from Mr. Gupta.
After working as an official for several domestic series and IPL as well, he was first picked up by ICC to officiate the Only T20 match during the Australia tour of India in 2013. This match was a high scoring match in which both teams had scored more than 200 runs, but eventually India had won the match by 6 wickets. In the very next month, he stood in his first ODI which was between India and West Indies at Kanpur.
Anil was also in the panel of umpires selected to officiate 2017 ICC Women's World Cup. On 19 June, he began tournament standing in the England vs Sri Lanka fixture and later umpired 8 matches in the tournament.
Chaudhary was also one of the two indian umpires in the ICC panel for 2018 U-19 World Cup along with CK Nandan.
Starting his international career in 2013, Chaudhary has stood in 15 ODIs till date. He was one of the main officials during Australia tour of India in September-October 2017 and had officiated first two ODIs.
In T20Is, he has umpired 20 matches since his career’s inception. Last T20I, he officiated was the last match of the three match series between India and Sri Lanka during the home campaign of India at the end of 2017.