June 6, 2001

ECB fully support David Shepherd

Further to widespread media comment subsequent to the Old Trafford Test Match, the ECB confirmed today its full support for Umpire David Shepherd. ECB Chief Executive Tim Lamb said:

"David Shepherd remains one of the finest Umpires both in domestic and international cricket and I have personally re-iterated to David both my and ECB's full support for him".

David Shepherd added:

"I accept the mistakes that I made on the final day of the Old Trafford Test. I have always endeavoured to perform to the best of my ability in each game that I officiate in. I have learned from the experiences from earlier this week, and I look forward to continuing my umpiring tomorrow".