Taufel to hold workshop for IPL umpires

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Mumbai: The celebrated Aussie umpire, Simon Taufel will hold a two day workshop for twenty six match officials, including umpires and referees who will officiate in the matches at this season’s Indian Premier League. The workshop will be organized by BCCI, here on April 4 and 5.

A wide range of topics from clothing regulations to on-field player behaviour and the overall playing conditions, would be covered during the workshop.

Taufel, a former member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel and five-time winner of the ICC Umpire of the Year Award, is presently the ICC’s Umpire Performance and Training Manager.

With 60 matches scheduled, the T20 tournament would provide “a wonderful opportunity for the top Indian match officials, and this workshop will prepare them ahead for what promises to be yet another exciting edition of the IPL,” the release said.

Taufel would travel with the match officials team during the initial part of the tournament to the various venues, the release added.

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