In international cricket communication is big problem for Indian umpires. To address this problem BCCI has organised a ten day crash course for umpires to upgrade their language skills.

The course will start on July 23 and will end on August 1. A batch of 20 umpires will be trained by British Council trainer Richard John Cox at the BCCI head quarter in Mumbai.

The course has been designed by the ICC along with the British Council.

S. Ravi recently inclusion in the ICC Elite Panel of umpires has encouraged BCCI to expand its talent pool, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said.

“The BCCI recognises that a command on the English language is needed for umpires to communicate effectively with players of different nationalities. This is important in the overall development of our umpires and will go a long way in ensuring that the players and the umpires will understand each other and build a healthy relationship,” Anurag Thakur said in statement published in a BCCI media release.




In that media release BCCI also said that, after “an initial assessment” of the 20 participates, there will be another course after the year to measure the success of the course at the end of the year.

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