BIPIN DANI PUNE (India) - India's former international umpire Bomi Jamula has been appointed as an Umpiring Resource Person by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The 57-year-old Jamula has been a first-class umpire since 1982 and has officiated five ODIs from 1990 to 1999. He has been a level-III Umpire Educator in India and has been an umpiring coach, with accreditation also from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Speaking to this correspondent, he said, "I am proud to be associated with the ACC. I have been assigned to raise the standard of umpiring in Asian countries (Kuwait to China). I have recently finished my first assignment in Bangkok where in five days of my visit, few level-1 coach in Thailand participated." "My next assignment is in Saudi Arabia where I shall be educating level-I umpires for four days," he added. The other members of the ACC's umpiring resourceful staff are: KT Francis, Peter Manuael (both from Sri Lanka) and Mehboob Shah (Pakistan). Recently, the ACC also hired the services of Venkatesh Prasad to develop the standard of game in Asian nations.