Plans to improve umpiring

Wednesday September 30, 2015 Written by Rashneel Kumar/ Cook Islands Cricket Published in Cricket

Plans are in the pipeline to improve the umpiring skills of the cricket officials in the country following a successful Motor Centre-sponsored Cricket Umpires Association workshop last week.


Those participating in the workshop agreed to introduce Umpire Feedback Reports to continually improve cricket as a well organised and leading sport in the community.

The association’s Oliver Syme says the feedback forms will not only improve the development of passionate umpires, but also enhance clubs’ performances, particularly off the field.

“The reports, which will take five minutes to complete after each match, are about forming closer partnerships between our umpires and captains,” Syme says in a statement.

Cook Islands Cricket also believes the reports will encourage a marked improvement in the standard of cricket in the country.

“Two years ago, we had no official umpires. However, now with our existing partnership with the Motor Centre, we are in a position to provide more support and opportunities to our passionate and hardworking volunteers,” top Rarotonga-based umpire Te Ngamata said.

Apii Mamanu, another active Motor Centre-sponsored umpire, said the partnership should see a major lift in the enjoyment and standard of The Computer Man-sponsored competitions.

Any prospective new umpires are encouraged to contact Nauma Atiau on 56393.

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