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  • ICC has confirmed that USA Cricket’s three ICC Development Panel umpires have been appointed to stand at the upcoming U19 Cricket World Cup
  • Vijaya Mallela and Sameer Bandekar will both umpire in Caribbean, Jermaine Lindo is unable to travel for the tournament
  • The 2022 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will be held from 14 January to 5 February

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed recently that all three USA Cricket ICC Development Panel umpires have been appointed for the upcoming 2022 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup being hosted by Cricket West Indies in the Caribbean.

Unfortunately Jermaine Lindo has had to decline the opportunity due to personal reasons, but both Vijaya Mallela and Sameer Bandekar will be flying out to the Caribbean in the coming days.

These appointments follow a busy few months for the trio, with Sameer Bandekar and Jermaine Lindo having recently officiated at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico, whilst Vijaya Mallela officiated at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Antigua. All three then stood in the inaugural USA Cricket Men’s Nationals Championships in Houston in November, and more recently the Dafabet USA v Ireland Men’s International Series in Florida last month.

USA Cricket Development Manager Jamie Lloyd said “We’re proud of Jermaine, Sameer and Vijaya, and this appointment is a reward for their hard work and commitment. They have not only shown a commitment and passion for improving their umpiring craft on the field, but have also served USA Cricket as members of the Volunteer Umpire Coordinators. In that role they have been instrumental in helping establish and implement the Umpiring Program and Pathway which we hope will see many more umpires from the USA given similar opportunities.”

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