Rwanda Focus (Kigali)

4 December 2012

Rwanda: Umpire Course to Improve Cricket Standards in Rwanda

Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) believes the just ended umpiring course will go a long way in improving the standards of the game in the country.

The four-day refresher course which ended last Saturday was facilitated by former international cricket umpire Subhash Modi at the invitation of Cassim Suliman, the ICC Regional Development Officer.

According to RCA's Secretary General Emmanuel Byiringiro, who is also a member of the ICC Africa Umpires Panel, the course, which attracted twelve umpires, touched on the laws of cricket, playing conditions, technique, team work, scenarios, discipline, fair and unfair play, temperament among others.

"The turn up was good and we hope that we shall have more umpires coming through," he said, before adding, "It's our dream that we can have more faces on the ICC Africa Umpires Panel in a few years."

This year, Modi officiated at the ICC Africa World Cup qualifying Division II tournament in South Africa.

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