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Greaves loses International Umpire status

Greaves loses International Umpire status

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Vincentian Goaland Greaves is one of three regional Cricket Umpires who are no longer on the list of the Emirates International Panel.{{more}}

Greaves, who served in the capacity of a Third Umpire, along with Antiguan Clancy Mack, and Guyanese Clyde Duncan, was last week thanked by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for his services in this regard.

Emirates International Panel members stand in One-Day International matches in their home country, as well as assist the Emirates Elite Panel at peak times in the cricket calendar, when they can be appointed to overseas ODI and Test matches.

While Greaves, Mack and Duncan have lost their status, Jamaican umpire Norman Malcolm has been re-appointed and Trinidadian Peter Nero has been appointed to the panel for the first time.

Joel Wilson, also from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbadian Gregory Brathwaite have been appointed third Umpires on the Emirates International Panel.

Additionally, Wilson and Brathwaite will make significant strides in their careers when they travel to Bangladesh and England, respectively, to officiate in First Class matches.

The initiative is part of the WICB Umpire Exchange Programme with the English and Wales Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

English Umpire Richard Illingworth and Greaves officiated in three matches of the ongoing WICB Regional Four-Day Tournament, including one here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Windwards versus Trinidad and Tobago.

Also as part of the Exchange Programme, Bangladeshi umpire Sharfuddoula Shahid is currently in the Caribbean doing the same.

Wilson is presently in Bangladesh, where he will officiate in three First Class matches, while Brathwaite will stand in a Twenty20 contest and four First Class matches .

Brathwaite is slated to travel to England on April 30 and return on May 28, for a similar purpose. (RT)