Cricket in the Cayman Islands is
getting off to a good start in 2011 with news of a resident rising the
international umpire ranks.
The International Cricket Council
recently announced that Cayman’s Courtney Young has been added to its Associate
and Affiliate International Umpires panel. Young will be able to umpire One Day
Internationals and 20/20 international matches involving associate and affiliate
members as well as officiate in Under-19 and women’s cricket.
Young is the head of the local
umpires association and one of Cayman’s most accomplished cricket officials. He
is one of four additions to the 2011 panel following the annual review and
selection process. Joining him are umpires Theunis van Schalkwyk (Namibia),
Mark Hawthorne (Ireland) and Richard Smith (Cyprus). They are replacing Subhash
Modi of Kenya (who retired last month after umpiring in international cricket
for nine years), Paul Baldwin of Germany (who has resigned following his selection
in the English Cricket Board reserve umpires’ panel for the second successive
year) and Karran Bayney (who failed to retain his position).
An additional umpire in the Europe
Region was also appointed following a request by the region to meet its growing
needs and requirements. The complete listing for the 2011 Associate and
Affiliate International Umpires panel features 11 representatives from five
major regions in the form of Africa, the Americas, Asia, East Asia/Pacific and
Young is in the Americas region
alongside Roger Dill of Bermuda. Joining them and the new personnel are Jeff
Luck (Namibia), Buddhi Pradhan (Nepal), Sarika Prasad (Singapore), Shahul
Hameed (Indonesia), Niels Bagh (Denmark) and Ian Ramage (Scotland).