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Salman seeks to become match referee

June 09, 2021

LAHORE: Cricketer Salman Butt is now on a mission to become a match referee after he took part in the online level-1 course for umpires and match officials which began the other day.

As many as 49 cricketers were part of the course, including international players Abdul Rauf and Bilal Asif.

A total of 350 people are taking part in the course.

The participants will be provided knowledge about the basic umpiring rules, regulations and laws of the game before undergoing written tests, fitness tests and interviews.

This initiative is part of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s promise to increase the employment opportunities for former cricketers. Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible to officiate club and school games.