He aspires to become an international umpire once Germany gets the much-needed affiliation to the International Cricket Council as a full-fledged state.

An umpire should be professional in the best sense of the word “phlegmatic, unobtrusive, dignified, courteous of absolute integrity and every prepared to discharge his duties fearlessly and impartially. The good umpire is dedicated to the task of conducting a game so that the players get the utmost enjoyment from it.

This needs the highest possible standard of umpiring, and he devotes a portion of his leisure to studying, refreshing debating points of law and reinterpretation, and improving his technique in every way seeking to ensure that he becomes a master of his craft.

The finest umpires are those who appear to make the fewest mistakes. Even our best umpires can be mistaken in fact, but the possibility of errors may be reduced by acquiring a thorough knowledge of the Laws of the Game and by unremitting concentration. Without the ability to concentrate, or the self-discipline to attain concentration, all else is to no avail.

Sudharsan son of V. Ramasubramaniam from ex Syndicate Bank received an umpiring jersey from the German Cricket Board nation-level Umpire and was provided with the kit last Sunday.

He aspires to become an international umpire once Germany gets the much-needed affiliation to the International Cricket Council as a full-fledged state.

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