SHEFFIELD’s top class umpire Richard Kettleborough will be involved in a West Indies cricket ‘first’ today.
Kettleborough is standing in the Third Test between West Indies and India in Dominica, the first time the small Caribbean island has staged a Test match.
It will be in the capital, Roseau, at the 8,000 capacity stadium built in 2007.
It is the home island of one of Kettleborough’s colleagues amongst the world’s top umpires Billy Doctrove. The former Yorkshire and Middlesex player, recently elevated to the ICC’s Elite Panel of umpires, officiated in England’s one-day game against Sri Lanka at Headingley last Friday.
Then he flew out to the Caribbean the following day.
India lead the three match series 1-0 ahead of their arrival in England this month for the Test series here with the First Test at Lord’s on July 21. England, 2-1 down, play the fourth ODI fixture against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge today in a day/night game.
Meanwhile, Yorkshire face Leicestershire at Headingley tonight (5.40) in the Twenty20 competition knowing that they will probably need to win all their four remaining fixtures if they are to make a top four qualifying place.
They are third bottom after four wins from their 12 matches.