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Taufel to lead umpiring workshop in Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

October 11, 2013

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Simon Taufel in his final game as an international umpire, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012
Simon Taufel will speak on what it means to be an elite umpire, during the workshop © ICC/Getty
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Simon Taufel will lead an eight-day training workshop for top umpires in Sri Lanka, beginning on October 14, Sri Lanka Cricket has announced. The programme aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of the best umpires in the country, and mark out a path to the elite panel.

"All Level I and Level II umpires, including the Lankan ICC Elite Panel which comprises Kumar Dharmasena, Ranmore Martinez, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Ravindra Wimalasiri along with the emerging panel of umpires are scheduled to attend this workshop. At present there are 30 Level I and II umpires in Sri Lanka," acting head of cricket operation Carlton Bernadus said.

Taufel is scheduled to speak on the expectations of an elite umpire as well as on nutrition, conditions and pressure. Dharmasena will also give a speech entitled 'My way to the top of the elite panel'.

The umpires will also be drilled on the new playing conditions that have come into effect on October 1. Local match referees will also attend a workshop during this time.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. He tweets here

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Posted by MH19 on (October 14, 2013, 2:12 GMT)

Excellent opportunity for our Umpires to enhance their skills from an expert.Hope they will make maximum use of this and SLC should be commended running workshops like this. Next step should be Sri Lankan school umpires and I am not sure if they are level 2 list.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2013, 4:35 GMT)

Great work by SLC.. Hope this will nurture a lot of umpires from SL in the caliber of Simon T, Aleem Dar &our very own Kumar...

Posted by   on (October 12, 2013, 4:24 GMT)

Great work by SLC.. Hope we nurture a lot of good umpires in the caliber of Simon T, Aleem D & our very own Kumar from SL..

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