Umpires' rooms and remarking pitches
I have been asked to point out to all clubs that the pitch must be swept and remarked (and rolled if requested by the side batting second) at the tea interval. Some clubs are failing to do this and it is just not on. Also there are several reports of clutter and junk being stored in umpires changing rooms. Yesterday I was at a ground with probably the smallest umpires room in the league. It contained 6 chairs, two cricket bags, assorted tackle and an upright Hoover.Not enough room for one umpire let alone two. This is just not good enough and sanctions may well be taken on clubs who fail to comply with these two items. Umpires are to be instructed to report ALL cases of the above being infringed.