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June 9, 2012
Former West Indies opener Adrian Griffith has taken over the role of umpires and referees administration manager at the ICC. He has joined the the ICC's operations department, currently headed by Dave Richardson, who is the governing body's general manager of cricket. The department also includes Vince van der Bilj, a former Natal and Middlesex fast bowler.
Griffth played 14 Tests and nine ODIs between 1996 and 2000. He's also an experienced administrator. He was cricket operations manager during the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, and has also been on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) match referees' panel. As the ICC's regional referee, he was involved in several development events such as the World Cricket League Division One and the World Twenty20 Qualifier.
"It is indeed a great honour for me to be working with the International Cricket Council in the role of Umpires and Referees Administration Manager," Griffith said. "I am hoping that my experience, both as a player and match official, will come in handy during my stint."
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