Billy Raymond Doctrove
(born 3 July 1955, Marigot
, Windward Islands
) is a former international football referee
, but is best known as an international cricket umpire
Career as a FIFA referee
During his time as a referee Doctrove took charge of several international matches, including a World Cup
qualifier between Guyana
in 1996. Despite retiring from international refereeing in 1997 he is still a keen follower of world and English football, supporting Liverpool F.C.
and being nicknamed Toshack, after the ex-Liverpool striker. He is also President of the Dominican Football Referees Association, and President of the Windward Islands Cricket Umpires Association.
Rise to international umpiring
After retiring from football refereeing in 1997 Doctrove was able to concentrate more on his career as a first-class umpire. In April 1998 the West Indies Cricket Board appointed Doctrove to his first One Day International
(ODI), the match between West Indies and England at Kingstown, St. Vincent. In that match he stood alongside Steve Bucknor
He was appointed to his first test match
, the third test between West Indies and Pakistan at the Antigua Recreation Ground, in May 2000.
In 2002 he became a member of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires. He stood on that panel for four years during which time he umpired a large number of ODIs and the occasional test. The highlights of his time on the International Panel were an appointment to the 2004......