ONE of the region’s must illustrious and long-serving cricket umpires has called stumps on his stint as chairman of the West Indies Umpires Training and Examination Committee.
Clyde Cumberbatch made the announcement at the end of the third day of the week-long meeting of the region’s umpires at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
Since his retirement from the field of officiating close to two decades ago, Cumberbatch, as chairman of the august West Indies body, has seen the elevation of Joel Wilson and Peter Nero, two Trinidad and Tobago umpires who have achieved international status.
Also climbing up the ranks was Zahid Bassarath, among several others who greatly benefitted from Cumberbatch’s wide experience and guidance over the development of their careers.
In Jamaica earlier this week, the affable Cumberbatch was accorded the status of Honorary Life Member of the WI umpires, joining Harry Mahabal and Tony Lalacksingh, his other T&T colleagues who have been similarly recognized for their exemplary service to West Indies and world cricket.
Replacing Cumberbatch as chair of the regional body’s most important arm is Nero, also from Trinidad and Tobago, with Lalman Kowlessar, another experienced local umpire and administrator appointed as committee member on the regional body.
Kowlessar is also the second vice-president of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.
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CLYDE CUMBERBATCH, left, hands over the chairmanship of the West Indies Umpires Training Committee to his fellow Trinidadian, Peter Nero at the regional body’s biennial convention in Jamaica earlier this week
PARASRAM SINGH, left, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Umpires and Scorers’ Association congratulates Peter Nero on his appointment as chairman of the West Indies Umpires Training and Examination Committee