Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers

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NIACUS - Dress Code for Umpires

The following will be worn in all matches under the authority of the Northern Cricket Union, and in all other matches to which umpires are appointed by the NCU unless the relevant authority requires and issues other jackets/shirts/hats. The wearing of a hat is voluntary.

Both umpires must be similarly dressed (except as regards hats). For example, umpires' jackets may be discarded, provided that both umpires do so and wear the correct polo shirts. If either umpire wishes to wear a jacket, then both umpires must wear jackets.

Umpires should arrive at the Ground in smart casual clothes.

Apart from the badge of the Association, the only logo or badge permitted to be displayed is that of the current sponsor of the Association.

Red-ball matches
Hat (if worn) - predominantly white or off-white, hat with brim or flat cap (baseball-type and cricket-type caps are not permitted)
Shirt - white NIACUS polo shirt
Trousers - navy or black (not shorts)
Footwear - clean, predominantly white shoes
Jacket - white NIACUS blouson jacket
Sweater(s) - cricket sweater(s) may be worn underneath the jacket (but not instead of a jacket)

White-ball matches
As above with the following changes:
Shirt - Blue NIACUS polo shirt
Jacket - Blue NIACUS blouson jacket


Issued by the Executive Committee
April 2015