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BCB President Applauds Dill's International Contribution to Cricket


Further to the ICC announcement on January 3, 2013, Mr. Lloyd Fray, President of the BCB, congratulated Roger on his international career to date:


"On behalf of the Board I would like to congratulate Roger on his immense contribution to international cricket during his time on the ICC Associates and Affiliates Panel of Umpires. His exemplary officiating has helped raise the awareness and the profile of Bermudas officials."


Highlights from Rogers international resume include:


  • - Roger gained international acclaim in May 2006 when he became the first ever Associate Umpire to officiate a game involving a Full Member (Zimbabwe v Canada).

  • - Later in 2006 Roger was invited to umpire an ODI between England and Ireland.

  • - Roger umpired for 25 ODI matches including England, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and 11 ICC Intercontinental Cups (4-day) matches.

  • - Roger officiated at the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006 and Malaysia in 2008.

Mr. Fray continued,


"I recognise that Roger continues to play a significant role locally to assist officials and provide education support. He is also playing a key role in the preparation for the upcoming cricket world cup qualification tournament that Bermuda is hosting in April."


President of the Bermuda Cricket Umpires Association, Walisfort Manders stated,


"Bermuda's cricket has been well served by Roger Dill being on the ICC's Associates & Affiliates Panel for over a decade. He is an acknowledged trailblazer for regional umpires and all Bermuda can bask in his accomplishments as noted in the ICC press release and echoed by the BCB President."


"The BCUA has been blessed that Roger has shared his accomplishments with its members through mentoring, training, and in being a role model for established and aspiring local umpires. We will continue to draw on Roger's exemplary capabilities as he continues to play a pivotal role in the continued development of Bermuda's cricket and its officials."




Dubai, 3 January 2013


Louw and Bandekar named in Associates and Affiliates Panel of Umpires for 2013

Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires also confirmed


Sameer Bandekar of the United States of America (USA) and Wynand Louw of Namibia have been included in the ICC Associates and Affiliates Panel of Umpires for 2013 following the annual review and selection process.


The panel was named by the Associate and Affiliate Selection Committee which is made up of Vince Van Der Bijl, ICC Umpire and Referees Manager, David Jukes, ICC Regional Match Referee, Brian Aldridge, a former Test umpire, Adrian Griffith, ICC Umpire and Referees Administration Manager and Edward Fitzgibbon, ICC Development Events Manager.


The umpires on the ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires panel can be assigned to ODIs and T20I matches involving Associates and Affiliates Members as well as officiate in under-19 and womens cricket.


Bandekar, 48, has taken over from compatriot Roger Dill, who umpired in 25 ODIs. Bandekar, who migrated from India to the USA late last decade, has officiated in an ODI when he umpired the India-Zimbabwe match in Guwahati in March 2002. Louw, 51, has replaced fellow countryman Jeff Luck, who stood in three ODIs and also three T20Is.


Van Der Bijl, paying tribute to the both Luck and Dill who have served on the panel since its inception in 2005, said: "On behalf of the ICC, I want to thank Luck and Dill for their untiring services and contributions in making the Associates and Affiliates umpires panel the strong and reputable unit that it is now. I am delighted that they have both agreed to continue to champion match officiating in their regions."


The Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires


The ICC confirms the Emirates International Panel of Umpires for the 2012-2013 season, after the recent appointment to the panel of Michael Gough and Tim Robinson, following the 2012 English cricket season.


The five new third umpires appointed to the panel are Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh), Michael Gough and Tim Robinson (both England), C. Shamshuddin (India) and Derek Walker (New Zealand).


The Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires comprises umpires who are nominated by their home boards and accredited by the ICC. The umpires on this panel can be assigned to all three international formats of the game.


The confirmation of Nadir Shah's and sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid's appointment is pending a Bangladesh Cricket Board enquiry.