International umpire Paul Reynolds passes away

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Ireland umpire Paul Reynolds passed away this week. Reynolds was 50 years old.

Reynolds umpired 14 ODIs and 18 T20Is from 2018 to 2023. His last was international appearance was August 2023’s T20I between Ireland and India.

“Paul leaves behind a huge legacy in cricket in Ireland and in Leinster in particular,” said Cricket Leinster General Manager Philip Smith.

“His dedication to the game never wavered during his illness and the vast majority of people wouldn’t even have been aware that he was unwell for so long.

“It is a testament to his character and fortitude that he continued to serve the game, as both an administrator and an umpire, until shortly before his passing.

“Whilst Paul’s contribution is beyond measure, he will be best remembered as a great friend to so many, a listening ear to all and as a fair, decent, kind and engaging human being.

“Paul lived by a set of values that embodied equity and inclusion and leaves a brilliant legacy for all to follow.

“Our deepest sympathies to his beloved Jen, his boys (Lestyn, Rhys and Ieuan) and his wide circle of friends right across the cricket community in Ireland and beyond.”