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Irfan Ali Mirza




Date Of Birth:

22 July 1955


IBSF Class-I; ACBS Gold

City, State:

Kolkata, West Bengal


National Since 1978
International Since 1998

Employed With:

Self Employed

Other Activites:

Reading, Traveling, Poetry

  • Did first National final at the Dalhousie Institute, Calcutta, in 1980.
  • In the same year refereed the matches of Jimmy White and other leading visiting professionals in celebration of BSFI's Golden Jubilee year.
  • Refereed at the 2013 & 2017 Indoor Asian Games
  • Refereed at the 2019 SAARC Snooker Championship in Dhaka
  • Refereed regularly at the Indian Open Professional Ranking Tournament.
  • Refereed the matches of Ding Juinhui and Tian Pengfei during the 2002 Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship.
  • TV commentator since 2005, having given commentary in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Qatar.
  • Done sports reporting for leading newspapers, which includes The Telegraph & The Asian Age.
  • Senior-most Referee in India and the only one who has been among the Top Eight players in National Billiards & Snooker, both.