BCCI Scraps umpires panel for re-constitution

Published: Thursday, June 1, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The BCCI Umpire's Sub-committee today scrapped the entire domestic elite umpires panel and it would be re-constituted after re-examination of the matter by a three-member committee.

Board Vice-President Lalit Modi told reporters here after a meeting that a three-member committee comprising of former captain S Venktaraghavan, S K Bansal and V K Ramaswami has been formed to look into the constitution of a new umpires panel.

Modi said the Board would send six names, three each to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Criket Council (ACC) for selection in their elite panel of umpires.

Eight names have already been short listed, out of which six would be forwarded to ICC and ACC, after examining each of them.

Modi also said that 40 match referees would be selected for domestic matches and they would be provided live feed so that if matches are not telecast, they will be able to analyse the proceedings and decisions taken by the third umpire.

He said the remuneration of the scorers and statisticians would be increased from present Rs 400 to Rs 600 and Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 respectively.

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