The final countdown for the Indian Premier League has begun. The most awaited tournament of the season is scheduled to begin on the 23rd of March. The season will kick off at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai where the current defending champions Chennai Super Kings take on the Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore in an all South-Indian Derby.
In the 12 seasons of the IPL, many great Umpires from all over the world have been a part of this mega event. Umpires play a crucial role in this intense league. The umpires, along with the referees also rate the teams on the Fair-play scale. Over the years, the tournament has witnessed more than 50 umpires of high-standard refereeing. We will look at the top 15 umpires to adjudicate the most number games in the most followed T20 tournament in the world.
#6 Simon Taufel
At number 6, We have the Australian from New South Wales - Simon Taufel. Simon was regarded as one of the best umpires in the world during his time. He won the Prestigious Davis Shephard trophy for a record 5 consecutive years between years 2004 and 2008.
Taufel was a member of the ICC Elite Panel of umpires and has taken part various important tournaments and series such as the 2004 Champions Trophy Final, 2011 World Cup Final and Important test tournaments.
Simon has been a part of the mega event IPL every season until his retirement. He has been a part of IPL in as many as 55 games and has even been the Umpire in various IPL qualifiers and the Finals.