LAHORE -  The Pakistan Cricket Board is organising the 2019 edition of the annual workshops for umpires and match referees in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi. The purpose of these workshops, which run from August 25 till September 8, is to bring the match officials across the country up to date with the latest laws of the game, PCB domestic playing conditions, code of conduct and clothing equipment regulations. The workshops in Lahore and Rawalpindi will include all PCB panel umpires and match referees and will be conducted by ICC International Panel umpires Ahsan Raza and Asif Yaqoob. The workshop in Karachi would be conducted by Ahsan Raza and Bilal Qureshi, PCB Manager Umpires and Referees. Haroon Rashid, PCB Director – Domestic Cricket, said: “These workshops are held annually with the aim of bringing match officials across the country up to date with the latest playing conditions. “They provide an opportunity to the match officials to interact with the leading international umpires who possess knowledge and invaluable experience of handling the pressures of international cricket. At present we have a good crop of budding umpires and match referees and it is vital to groom them further ahead of a hectic domestic season. The workshops are vital for the growth of the match officials to ensure competitive cricket is played in its true spirit.”