The course has been designed by the ICC along with the British Council and will be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai © Getty Images (Representational Image)
The course has been designed by the ICC along with the British Council and will be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai © Getty Images (Representational Image)

In an effort to enhance communication skills in umpires, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as part of the Umpire development program will be hosting an English language upskilling Course. The course will be conducted for the first batch of 20 umpires by a trainer from the British Council from the23rd of July. The duration of the course has been slated for a period of ten days and will come to an end on the 1st of August. The course has been designed by the ICC along with the British Council and will be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. Richard John Cox will be the trainer at the workshop. India A vs Australia A: KL Rahul’s 96 leads side to 226

Mr. Anurag Thakur, Honorary Secretary, BCCI 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.” VVS Laxman: No one is bigger than cricket

“Mr. S. Ravi’s induction in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires has encouraged us to expand our talent pool. This will not only help the umpires in brushing up their communication skills but will augur well to reach a common understanding in all aspects. There will be an initial assessment of each of the participant before the course starts and another one at the end of the year to measure the success of the programme,” he added. VVS Laxman joins CricketCountry.com as Chief Cricket Mentor