David Boon motivates aspiring umpires at GCA Umpires` Academy

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 20:40 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Former Australia batsman David Boon visited the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) run Umpires` Academy at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, to motivate upcoming umpires.

During his address at the Academy, Boon, who is the match referee for the ongoing series between India and West Indies, asked aspiring umpires to foresee and use common sense in uncertain situations.

He suggested that they go step by step and not try to jump the ladder in such situations.

Boon was accompanied by ICC Elite umpire Tony Hill and International Panel Umpire from India, Sudhir Asnani.

Hill described umpiring as a journey where one could learn something new every time.

He also emphasised on the need for coordination with the partner umpire to ease work.

PTI