Umpires keeping pace with technology

Former Sri Lanka and Thurstan College all-rounder Hemantha Boteju, who attained the distinction of being the youngest cricket umpire in the Emerging Panel of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), is relishing the challenge of keeping pace with technology in the modern game after his experience at the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL).

“The LPL was good exposure when there was no cricket for players, officials, spectators and the country. For the first time local umpires had the experience of DRS (Decision Review System). It was a challenge for umpires,” said Boteju, who officiated three matches as on-field umpire and had two decisions revoked…

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