Malcolm - I have made my contribution
Jamaica Star article.
Kingston, Jamaica - Out-going West Indies senior panel umpire, Norman Malcolm, says the decision to retire from officiating at international and regional levels is as a result of two factors.
Malcolm said he needed a break having served for 30 years. He then added that he wanted to make way for younger and aspiring umpires to fulfil their dreams at the highest level.
"It basically has to do with the fact that I think I have had enough, as I have been in umpiring for 30 years now, and believe I have made my contribution," said the 58-year-old Malcolm.
"Secondly, in keeping with the mandate of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA) of wanting to appoint umpires at an earlier age, I think the time is right for me to go, which would give them a better chance at making it to the highest level."
Malcolm, who stood in 27 one-day internationals and seven Twenty20 Internationals, but failed to officiate in a Test, announced his retirement during the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association (JCUA) annual general meeting at the University of the West Indies last weekend.
The Windward Road Primary School headmaster, who is also treasurer and assistant secretary of the WICUA, said he will now set his sights on the training of umpires at the national level as the region is determined to get someone back on the international and elite panels.