24th May 2019
Saurashtra Cricket Association has organised seminar cum workshop for Umpires from today i.e 24th May to 26th May 2019 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Approx. 85 persons have participated in this seminar including 4 to 5 women participants. First two days, i.e. 24th & 25th May shall be the Workshop and on 26th May, examination of State Panel of umpiring shall be conducted.
Experienced and learned Umpires Shri Amish Saheba and Shri Piyush Khakhar. Both are qualified Senior Umpires of BCCI. Shri Amish Sahiba has umpired in many International as well as domestic matches and has vast experience on umpiring. Shri Piyush Khakhar too has vast experience of umpiring and has umpired in many important matches of BCCI.
While announcing the Seminar open, Shri Niranjan Shah, former Hon. Secretary of BCCI and Saurashtra Cricket Association welcomed all the participants. He also expressed that he is pleasantly surprised to have women participants. He explained importance of umpiring in the Game of Cricket. Cricket is becoming more and more popular day by day in many different formats. Recently Saurashtra Cricket Association organised Saurashtra Premier League T20 Tournament and was mega success. He also added that umpires require to be constantly alert on the field and should have utmost alert mind. Lawbook of Cricket must be constantly referred by umpires, so that while on the field he/she can give perfect decisions. He also informed participants that alongwith mental fitness, it is utmost required to have physical fitness to be good umpire. Persons who is physically fit and alert mind can be the umpire. He also explained importance of having knowledge of English language as Lawbook of Cricket and all related communication are in English. He wished all participant all the very best for opting career as umpire.
In welcome speech, Shri. Amish Sahiba expressed to each participant that the way you enjoy and value life, you enjoy and value umpiring; then only you can be an apt umpire.