The BCB is extremely pleased to announce that Mr. Roger Dill has been selected to officiate at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 (WT20Q) which takes place March 13 to 24, 2012.
President of the BCB, Mr. Lloyd Fray stated, "I would like to congratulate Roger on his selection to officiate at the T20 Qualifier. As a member of the ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires, Roger is Bermuda's highest ranked international umpire and this appointment is a testament to his international umpiring career to date."
The Bermuda Cricket Umpire's Association stated, "The BCUA is quite please to see that Roger Dill is once again called on to showcase his talents as the leading cricket umpire of the ICC Associates and Affililiates Panel in this World T20 Qualifying Competition. His decade long standing on the international level has been a credit to Bermuda and as the standard bearer for regional umpires we wish Roger a successful tournament."
The BCUA concluded by wishing the National Team a successful run at the World T20 Qualifiers.
The ICC Press Release explained,
The tournament will see 16 teams from across ICC's five regions competing for the remaining two places at the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, which will be staged from 18 September to 7 October in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekele.
The winner of the UAE event will join Group B which includes Australia and West Indies while the runner-up will join defending champion England and former winner India in Group A.
The match officials for the event include five-time ICC Umpire of the Year, Simon Taufel, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Taufel will be part of a team of 12 officials from a wide-range of countries who will be officiating in the tournament.
Ahead of the tournament Taufel will host the umpires in a two-day workshop at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai in order to help the officials prepare for the event. Meanwhile, during his time with his fellow umpires over the tournament, Taufel will also act as a mentor and will help educate and guide the umpires throughout, as part of an ICC initiative for umpires' development.
The four match referees for the event come from the ICC's Regional Match Referees and include former Sri Lanka Test cricketer Graeme La Brooy, former West Indies opener Adrian Griffith., David Jukes of England and Dev Govindjee from South Africa.
The match appointments will be announced in due course.
The match officials for the ICC WT20Q UAE 2012 are as follows:
ICC Regional Match Referees
David Jukes (England)
Dev Govindjee (South Africa)
Adrian Griffith (West Indies)
Graeme La Brooy (Sri Lanka)
Simon Taufel (Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires)
Sudhir Asnani (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Johan Cloete (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Chris Gaffaney (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Ranmore Martinesz (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Ahsan Raza (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Joel Wilson (Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires)
Roger Dill (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Mark Hawthorne (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Buddhi Pradhan (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Sarika Prasad (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
Ian Ramage (ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of Umpires)
The Bermuda Cricket Umpire's Associations stated, "The BCUA is delighted at Steven's appointment to stand in the ICC WCL Division 5 tournament in Singapore and this is one more step in the pathway of our umpires' career development. This marks another opportunity to showcase on the international stage the excellent quality of our local officials. In being exposed to the mentorship offered by ICC Elite Umpire Tony Hill, Douggie is well positioned to further uplift his colleagues and local cricket during the coming season. Have a successful tournament Steven."
The full schedule for the Pepsi ICC WCL Div. 5 is as follows:
17 Feb - Team Practices
18 Feb - Singapore v Cayman Islands (Kallang), Guernsey v Bahrain (SCC), Argentina v Malaysia (IA)
19 Feb - Argentina v Bahrain (Kallang), Malaysia v Cayman Islands (SCC), Singapore v Guernsey (IA)
20 Feb - Rest/Reserve Day
21 Feb - Malaysia v Singapore (Kallang), Argentina v Guernsey (SCC), Cayman Islands v Bahrain (IA)
22 Feb - Guernsey v Malaysia (Kallang), Bahrain v Singapore (SCC), Argentina v Cayman Islands (IA)
23 Feb - Rest/Reserve Day
24 Feb - Cayman Islands v Guernsey (Kallang), Argentina v Singapore (SCC), Bahrain v Malaysia (IA)
25 Feb - Final (Kallang), Third/Fourth play-off (SCC), Fifth/Sixth play-off (IA)
All matches are scheduled to start at 0930 local time