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New International Umpires from Asia

Friday 21 August

New International Umpires from Asia


A total of 162 umpires from 15 different Asian associations have passed the recent ITTF International Umpire examination and thus are qualified as White Badge International Umpires.  The announcement was made by the ITTF URC recently.  For the last IU examination in 2018 when 124 umpires passed, this year’s exercise returns a 30% increase.  Among those qualified, India provided the highest number with 54, followed by China with 36 and Japan with 17.  While Kuwait only had one active international umpire at the beginning of this year, it has a huge increase to 4 as three more have now qualified.

 

Many congratulations to the newly qualified to join the group of elite technical officials. 

 

A full list of qualified umpires from Asia could be viewed here.

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No. of qualified Umpires

1

India

54

2

China

36

3

Japan

17

4

Palestine

8

5

Hong Kong

7

6

Korea

6

7

Oman

6

8

Kazakhstan

5

9

Malaysia

5

10

Iran

4

11

Singapore

4

12

Kuwait

3

13

Nepal

3

14

Philippines

3

15

Jordan

1

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