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Umpire Sang Hue dead at age 82

Published:Saturday | August 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Douglas Sang Hue

Legendary Jamaican umpire, Douglas Sang Hue, died yesterday at age 82.

In a release yesterday, the Jamaica Cricket Umpires' Association (JCUA) said it "noted with deep regret the passing of Jamaican Test and first class umpire Douglas Sang Hue".

Sang Hue, the JCUA said, had remained until his death a life member of the association.

Umpire Sang Hue stood in 31 Test matches in a career spanning nearly 20 years. He famously became the first person to officiate in all five Test matches in a series, a feat he achieved twice in the 1970s.

He officiated in his first Test match April 13-18, 1962, between West Indies and India, and his last Test match was in April 1981, between West Indies and England.

On June 30, 2013, during India's tour of the West Indies the Jamaica Cricket Association named the umpires' room at the northern end of the Sabina Park grounds after Sang Hue and fellow umpire Steve Bucknor.

Sang Hue retired from umpiring at the first-class level in 1988.