CSA starts umpire exchange with India

2008-10-08 00:00

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have embarked on an international umpire exchange programme in which umpires from both countries will officiate in the premier first-class competitions of the boards each season.

This programme was initiated by CSA general manager of cricket operations, Brian Basson, with the outgoing BCCI organising secretary, Niranjan Shah, in Malaysia early this year.

The first of the exchange programme umpires, Suresh Shastri, who is currently one of the BCCI representatives on the ICC international panel, arrived in South Africa on Sunday.

This is CSA’s second umpire exchange programme, the first being with New Zealand, which has now been in operation for 11 seasons. SA, New Zealand and India are the only countries with an exchange programme at this level.

“CSA is confident that this international umpire exchange programme … will assist participating countries in producing quality umpires for international recognition in the future,” said Basson.

Shastri will be officiating in the Natal Dolphins vs Highveld Lions at Kingsmead this week.

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