GCB conducts successful beginners umpiring seminar

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on Wednesday hosted a successful beginners umpiring seminar at the National Sports Resource Centre on Woolford Avenue.

The seminar focused on the fundamentals of becoming an umpire and the preambles and Laws 30-39 which cover dismissals.

Sixteen aspiring umpires attended the seminar, which was conducted by experienced umpires, Shannon Crawford, Nandkumar Shivsankar and Ashook Brijcoomar.

In an invited comment, Crawford stated that the objective of the session was achieved, adding that he is impressed with the level of interest shown by persons who attended the seminar.

Seated from right are course facilitators Nandkumar Shivsankar, Shannon Crawford and Ashook Brijcoomar with the participants of the seminar

“The demands of umpiring at the higher level is [sic] challenging, so sessions like these are important”, Crawford concluded.

Shivsankar indicated that the attitude and mental preparation of the umpires are important and will take them through their careers, adding that he was satisfied with the attendance.

According to Territorial Development Officer of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Colin Stuart, the local governing body has aligned itself with the mandate set out by the West Indies Cricket Board to develop the human resources in the various territories.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:16