BCCI to launch workshop for match officials before IPL

MUMBAI: Twenty six match officials, which includes umpires and referees, will participate in a two-day workshop organised by the BCCI in preparation of the upcoming Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) season. 

The Umpires and Match Officials Workshop will be conducted by Simon Taufel, a former member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel, five-time winner of the ICC Umpire of the Year Award, and presently the ICC umpire performance and training manager. 

The workshop, now in its third year, is an ongoing initiative as part of the BCCI Match Officials development programme. 

With 60 matches scheduled, the Pepsi IPL will provide an opportunity for top Indian match officials and this workshop will prepare them for the eighth editing of the IPL.

The Pepsi IPL 2015 season will see 26 match officials, 13 Indian umpires and four match referees, who will be officiating throughout the tournament.

A wide range of topics, which involve the match officials in the conduct of the game will be covered during the workshop, from clothing regulations, to on-field player behavior and the overall playing conditions.

Taufel will travel with the Match Officials team during the initial part of the tournament to the various venues. 

The workshop will be held at the Cricket Centre Mumbai on 4 and 5 April, 2015.

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