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Doug Cowie appointed as ICC Umpires and Referees Manager

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Dubai, Feb 23 (UNI) New Zealand's Doug Cowie was today appointed as the new Umpires and Referees Manager of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Doug, a former member of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires, will take over responsibility for the support, training and development of international cricket's top umpires.

ICC General Manager-Cricket, David Richardson, said that Doug had demonstrated the right blend of skills and experience for the important role.

Doug was a member of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires from 1998 to 2005 in which time he was an on-field umpire in 22 Test matches and 71 ODIs.

He has balanced two decades as a first-class umpire in New Zealand with a successful business career and will begin his role at the ICC on March 4.

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