Shivani Mishra (left, seated) and Paramjeet Kaur Bhullar (right, seated) frame QCA officials and participants of the QCA Level 0 Umpiring Course in Doha, January 2015

The Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) has held a significant Level 0 Umpiring Course in Doha. Many of the 27 participants were local school games teachers. "As cricket grows in Qatar, it needs to be organised and with that there needs to come a proper understanding not just of the Laws of the game but also the way they come into practice," says ACC Development Officer for Qatar Iqbal Sikander, "as such, encouraging and monitoring the newcomers as they grow into officiating at matches is very important."

The week-long course, spread over the evenings, which also took in a scoring module, was conducted by QCA Instructor Shivani Mishra who was assisted by Paramjeet Kaur Bhullar. Gul Mohammad Khan Jadoon ran the scoring course. The successful candidates in the course are next in line for ACC Level I certification in the second quarter of the year, once they have stood in some junior matches.

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Filed January 14th, 2015