Taken aback by the notion of a man officiating a women's match, Afia asked Adnan Rashid the reason behind him taking the role to which she was informed that it was due to the lack of female umpires
in the circuit.
Afia is now among the senior women umpires
in the country.
'The remaining four umpires
namely Nuzhat Sultana, Riffat Mustafa, Samera Aftab and Saleema Imtiaz, will attend workshops in Karachi and Rawalpindi from Aug 29-31 and Sept 3-5, respectively during the ongoing PCB panel umpires
and match referees annual workshop,' a PCB press release stated.
In the Lahore workshop, the umpires
were lectured by top-flight umpires
, including Aleem Dar from the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires
, and Ahsan Raza and Asif Yaqoob, both members of International Panel of ICC Umpires
, conducting the workshop.
"It's a risk but you have to umpire
as many games as you can, show the commitment, but in the long term I think it's the best thing."
Pollard was irked with the umpire
's decision to not adjudge a delivery by Dwayne Bravo as wide.
I faced ups and downs through these 19 years,' said Aleem while adding that 'Being an umpire
sometimes you take right decisions and sometimes wrong but a good umpire
is the one who tries to not make many mistakes,'
I got my first stint as an umpire
in 2012 during the Sub-Junior Nationals in Rohtak that year and continuously got domestic opportunities thereafter," the 32-year-old said.
Kumar Dharmasena and Shozab Raza (on-field umpires
), Michael Gough (third umpire
), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire
); Jeff Crowe (match referee)
, by rule, is treated as part of the ground.
During a typical season across the county more than 8,500 umpire
appointments need to be made by the various league and cup secretaries.
Again, the umpire
who was better placed should have made the decision when the referee came in to discuss the incident.