- Four international cricketers among 49 cricketers took part in the course
- Urdu version of media release is attached here
Lahore, 28 June 2021: As many as 49 cricketers among 346 personnel got themselves registered for the online Level-1 Umpiring course for umpires and match referees which took place from 7 to 25 June. Amongst 346, 336 individuals took part in the course. These cricketers include Pakistan internationals – Abdul Rauf, Bilal Asif, Salman Butt and Shoaib Khan.
To develop match officials, the PCB has planned to introduce Level 1, 2 and 3 courses for umpires and match referees. In accordance to that the PCB has successfully concluded the phase 1 of the Level-1 course, where the participants were given online lectures on the basic umpiring rules, regulations and laws of the game.
The courses were conducted by PCB’s Elite and Supplementary Panels of Match Referees which also included a question and answers session.
In the second phase, the participants will now undergo written tests, interviews and fitness tests in due course.
The successful candidates will be told to supervise club, school and other matches in their respective City Cricket Associations.
The PCB is committed to providing employment opportunities for former cricketers through such courses and will continue to provide more opportunities in the coming months.