News Release: Police Media Relations – During the month of January 2019, Inspector Emmerson Carrington and Acting Sergeant Melvin Best were selected to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Regional Umpires’ Panel along with three other umpires from Bermuda.
The panel is comprised of thirteen umpires from the USA, Cayman Islands, Canada, Belize and Bermuda.
The ICC Americas region is made up of one full ICC member (West Indies) and 17 other associate members from North, Central and South America.
Inspector Carrington and Acting Sergeant Best started umpiring in Bermuda in 2009 and 2011 respectively and have developed their skills at a tremendous rate.
Both have officiated the Cup Match Classic and became the first two police officers to officiate Cup Match at the same time in 2018.
Inspector Carrington has officiated in ICC tournaments and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2017 whilst Acting Sergeant Best toured with the Bermuda National Team to Canada in September 2016.
The selection to the panel is testimony to their skillsets and high standard of umpiring, which provides them with an opportunity to gain valuable international experience and is the pathway for possible selection to the ICC International Umpires’ Panel.
Additional information and photos provided by the Bermuda Cricket Board here:http://www.cricket.bm/news_detail.php?id=12574.