GCU&SA conducts successful seminar
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Georgetown Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (GCU&SA) hosted a successful seminar yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club.
The workshop was geared to discuss the latest changes to the laws of cricket, duties of third and fourth umpires, attitude and mental preparation, match management, team work, on field communication, field technique and code of conduct.
Nigel Duguid, Shannon Crawford and Nandkumar Shivsankar were the facilitators.
In a invited comment international umpire Duguid said that the demands of umpiring at the higher level is challenging so the aim of the session was to pass on the knowledge gained at the senior level to others locally so that they can become better officials. “Umpires must be equipped to handle situations at any level so it is important and they should be prepared”, he added.
President of the GCU&SA, Crawford, stated that the objective of the session was achieved and he was impressed with the camaraderie. “These sessions allow the executive to identify the areas that need to be worked on and help umpires to improve”, he said.
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.