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Workshop to Uplift Jaffna Cricket Umpires Commences
 [Updated :: 2010-04-22  15:35:12 Hours]

A three day coaching camp to give advanced knowledge on cricket umpiring to Jaffna umpires commenced on Thursday (22.04.2010) at St. Johnís College with participation of some experts in umpiring from Colombo and Jaffna.

The programme is hosted by Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna in coordination with Jaffna Cricket Umpiresí Association.

At the end of the training course, the participants have to sit a test which will qualify them to act as national umpires. Approximately thirty members of Jaffna Cricket Umpiresí Association which was founded in 1961 would follow the training course conducted by Senior Instructors Umpiring Sri Lanka Cricket including Mr. K.T. Francis and Mr. J.G. Pushparajah, revealed its Secretary Mr. A.S. Nishanthan.

He also appreciated the cooperation extended by Jaffna Security Forces Headquarters in organizing programmes of this nature to uplift the standard of sports in the peninsula.

Opening ceremony was attended by Brigadier General Staff Security Forces-Jaffna and Vice Chairman of Sri Lanka Army Cricket Association Brig. B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, Manger Cricket Umpiring Sri Lanka Mr. Ronie Goonaratne, Principal of St. Johnís College Rev. Fr. N.J. Gnanaponrajah and officers of Jaffna Cricket Association and Sri Lanka Army.

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