KATHMANDU: International Cricket Council (ICC) has nominated three Nepali umpires for the Pepsi ICC World Cricket Division-VI Tournament to be held in Singapore from August 29 to September 5.
As the tournament is being held in Asia, the Asian Cricket Council had referred the ICC the names of the three Nepali umpires for the event.
Buddhi Bahadur Pradhan, Vinay Kumar Jha and Sanjay Gurung were included in the umpiring panel for the six-nation tournament. Hosts Singapore, Botswana, Malaysia and Norway will be joined by the top two teams from the Division-VII tournament.
While Pradhan — who is an ICC Affiliate and Associate International Panel umpire — has officiated numerous ICC events, it would be the first ICC event for Jha. Gurung, who has completed Level-II Umpiring course, has yet to get a top ICC or
ACC umpiring recognition like Pradhan and Jha.
A version of this article appears in print on June 28, 2009 of The Himalayan Times.