Blind Cricket panel seeks umpires

ECB Association of Cricket Officials

The Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW) Umpires Panel is looking for some new members to stand in the 2012 season.

Visually impaired (VI) cricket is interesting and enjoyable, played with an amazing spirit. One of the panel members said: “I found the co-operation of the players to each other within their team, to the opposition and to the officials absolutely first class. EVERY level of Cricket should be made to learn for these players, as they respect their team members, their opponents, the officials, everyone involved with the game and the game itself.”

All members of the 2012 BCEW Panel must be active ECB ACO members with current CRB clearance.

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Matches this year will take place from Hampshire in the south, Durham in the north, Essex in the east and South Wales in the west, so it is important that we have a good geographic spread of umpires to minimise travelling.

Domestic matches usually take place on a Saturday or Sunday. In addition to the domestic matches, there will also be international matches against Australia. Training and field kit will be supplied and match expenses of £50 per match will be paid.

The panel is restricted to a maximum of 25 umpires, and if you would like to be considered for selection please complete the below form:

BCEW Umpires Panel 2012 application (72 KB)

And return to bcewumpires@aol.com as soon as possible. Closing date for applications is Friday February 3 2012, successful candidates will be informed soon after.

For further information on blind cricket see www.bcew.org