BCCI starts language, communication skills workshop for umpires


New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has organised a course for umpires on English language and communication skills as a part of the educational and development programme for the match officials. 

The first batch underwent training from July 12 to 16 and the second commenced in Mumbai on Tuesday and would continue till July 23, the BCCI has announced on its website. Special attention was also paid to the need for umpires to communicate properly and effectively with team captains and also with the third umpire and the match referee in order to avoid any miscommunication due to the language barrier. 

The course has been designed by the British Council along with the International Cricket Council and is aimed at equipping the match officials with requisite communication skills. 

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