The Indian umpires will get to officiate more matches in this year IPL edition because of reluctance of foreign umpires to officiate. The domestic umpires in IPL 8 has been retained as eight as they are only six international umpires against eight last year with three yet to arrive. The top international umpires have been a regular feature in the IPL for years but are reluctant to come this year.

Simon Fry, Richard Illingworth and Chris Gafney have already officiated in matches whereas Kumar Dharamsena and John Cloate are yet to arrive. Marias Erasmus stood in his first match of the season in the game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings yesterday.

The Indian umpires have got a big chance to officiate in high intensity matches by themselves. Till last season there were eight Indian umpires but only few of them got to stand in matches or to become third umpire. The rest were fourth umpires. But the Indian umpires are getting exposure of standing in matches and all upcoming junior umpires are being given the responsibility of third umpires. It will be nice that the Indian umpires get a chance to officiate in knockout matches.

The BCCI said that Indian umpires must be given exposure to stand in these IPL matches. Indian umpires are enjoying the services of Simon Tafuel as their performance and training manager and is travelling across the country during the IPL. He puts a lot of stress on fitness besides technicalities said another senior umpire.

Wise men for IPL 8:   

International umpires

Kumar Dharmsena(SL), Richard Illingworth(Eng), Marias Erasmus(SA), Simon Fry(Aus), Johan Cloate(SA), Chris Gaffney(NZ).

Indian Umpires  

S Ravi, Anil Chaduary, Vineet Kulkarni, C Shamshudin, Paschim Pathak, Rajesh Deshpande, CK Nandan, K Srikanth.

This is a great chance for the Indian umpires to stand with the international umpires and gain experience from them and learn about umpiring.  The Indian umpires have done well Ranji Trophy matches but officiating an IPL match is big learning curve for Indian umpires.

 

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