The Swiss Federation Of Umpires & Scorers (swissFOCUS), is responsible for training umpires and scores to officiate in the League Championship, Mr. Pickwick T20 Cup and other domestic tournaments and matches organised by Cricket Switzerland affiliated clubs, such as the Zuoz Festival, Cricket On Ice and Swiss international matches.
With support from ICC Europe and the ACO, there are currently 2 intermediate level umpires and 70+ active umpires having completed an swissFOCUS introductory course.
The Swiss Federation of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (swissFocus) was constituted in June 2001, its objectives being to promote and develop Cricket Umpiring and Scoring in Switzerland, and to attain and maintain recognised standards of Cricket Umpiring and Scoring.
It is a requirement for every club participating in any domestic competitive competition to supply a minimum of two umpires to that competition who are prepared to travel as swissFOCUS neutral umpires to officiate a minimal number of games.
It is also a requirement for every club to supply a club scorer at every game.
Membership of swissFOCUS for umpires & scorers, irrelevant at what level or qualification is Fr. 30 per year.
swissFOCUS, 3000 Berne
The following individuals were elected to serve swissFOCUS for a 12 month term:
|Allocations Manager||Asvin Lakkaraju|
|Director of Umpiring||Alexander Mackay|
|Director of Scoring||Miriam Friedman|
For further information on the Swiss Federation of Cricket Umpires and Scorers is available from the Cricket Switzerland website.
A 'stand' of umpires at the International Cricket Festival in Zuoz (15 & 16 June 2012)
top row (l-r): C.Denney, A.Scott, R.Black, P.De Boek, P.Cawsey
bottow row (l-r): I.Bond, J.McKillop, A.Mackay, S.Muzaffar
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