Shahul Hameed

Moideen Shahul Hameed is an Indonesian cricket umpire who was born on 26 November 1970 in Coimbatore, India.

Hameed represents The ICC East Asia - Pacific (EAP) region and was also a member of the ICC’s Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires between the years of 2006 and 2014.

Early Career

In January 2005, Hameed’s official umpiring career took his first flight when he was selected to represent East Asia Pacific region at the New Zealand U17 National Championships in Napier, New Zealand. He was invited to take part in this tournament under an umpire development and mentoring program. Later, he was also selected for the World Cup Qualifying Series Tournament which was going to held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This tournament earned him a place in the ICC Associate & Affiliate Umpires Panel.

In July 2005, Hameed stood in some ICC Trophy matches including its final which was played between Ireland and Scotland. Afterwards, Hameed also officiated the Africa/EAP U19 World Cup Qualifier in South Africa.

Umpiring career

In February 2006, Hameed was selected to officiate his first mazor ICC tournament which was 2006 ICC U19 World Cup. He was one of the four umpires in the tournament representing ICC Associate & Affiliate Panel. Later in July month of the same year, he made his ODI debut alongside the veteran Steve Bucknor during the two match series between Sri Lanka and Holland at Amstelveen in the Netherlands.

In July 2007, Hameed was appointed to umpire one of the two venues selected for the Quadrangular series amongst Ireland, West Indies, Scotland and the Netherlands.

In 2009, Hameed was selected to officiate ICC Women's World Cup Super-Six fixture between England and New Zealand.

ICC once again showed their faith in him by selecting him for the 2010 U19 World Cup. This time, along with the on -field umpiring, he also officiated a few matches as a third umpire including one between Hong Kong U19 and India U19.

In 2013, Women's World Cup came in India, and Hameed once again was appointed to stand in the Super Six stage of the tournament.


Hameed officiated 10 ODIs in the years of 2006 and 2007. Apart from ODIs, he had also umpired some First-class and List A games. Staying in the ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires from 2006 to 2014, Hameed officiated some games as a third umpire as well as a fourth umpire too.


During 2013 Women's World Cup, on February 11, he gave three poor LBW decisions which led New Zealand to lose the match to West Indies by 48 runs. After this he was highly condemned alongwith the ICC which had not permitted the use of DRS in the tournament. In this match, he was standing with Vineet Kulkarni.

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