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Peter Nero

Peter John Nero is a professional cricket umpire from Trinidad and Tobago. He has been umpiring in international matches for quite a time now. He was born on 27 June ,1964 in Toco, Trinidad and Tobago. He is one of the most popular umpires of the region.


Umpiring career


Nero's umpiring career started in 2007. Hr made his debut as an umpire in List A Cricket in 2007. He went on to make his debut as an umpire in First Class Cricket a year later in 2008. He arrived at the international scene in the year 2010. He went on to umpire for the next five years. He umpired in 22 ODIs and 12 T20 international games of cricket. However, he never umpired in a Test match.


He umpired in two Under-19 World cups and also the qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup. He also got to umpire in the India vs Sri Lanka tri series final in 2013 at the Queen's Park Oval. He describes that match as a standout of his career.


Early career


Nero hasn't played cricket at the grandest stage but he did try his hand at cricket. He used to play minor league cricket in Toco. He also played Basketball at the Championship division, North Zone.


Controversies


There hasn't been any major controversy in Nero's career. But in 2013, while Zimbabwe was touring West Indies, Nero refused to refer a run-our appeal against Sarwan to the third umpire. Although there was no action taken, the fans of Zimbabwe cricket did not take the decision very nicely.


Retirement


Nero retired from the International Panel of International Cricket Council Umpires in January 2016. He is currently serving as the head of West Indies Umpire Training. He takes keen interest in the training of new umpires and tries to make sure that they become the best.

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