Associates and Affiliates umpires announced
The ICC has announced that umpires Theunis van Schalkwyk (Namibia), Courtney Young (Cayman Islands), Mark Hawthorne (Ireland) and Richard Smith (Cyprus) have been added to the ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires panel following the annual review and selection process.
The four new umpires have replaced Subhash Modi of Kenya, who retired earlier this month after umpiring in international cricket for nine years, Paul Baldwin of Germany, who has resigned following his selection in the ECB reserve umpires' panel for the second successive year, and Karran Bayney, who has failed to retain his position. An additional umpire in the Europe Region was also appointed following a request by the region to meet its growing needs and requirements.
The umpires on the ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires panel can be assigned to ODIs and T20I matches involving Associates and Affiliates Members as well as officiate in Under-19 and women's cricket.
ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires panel 2011
Africa - Jeff Luck (Namibia), Theunis van Schalkwyk (Namibia)
Americas - Roger Dill (Bermuda), Courtney Young (Cayman Islands)
Asia - Buddhi Pradhan (Nepal), Sarika Prasad (Singapore)
East Asia Pacific - Shahul Hameed (Indonesia)
Europe - Niels Bagh (Denmark), Mark Hawthorne (Ireland), Ian Ramage (Scotland), Richard Smith (Cyprus)
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa