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ICC Umpires have a successful ‘innings’ at Emirates Cabin Crew Training

Dubai: Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the members of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Match Referees had a successful ‘innings’ at the Emirates Aviation College – Crew Training facility, during their training in Dubai last week.


Drawing parallels between the qualities required by Cricket’s elite match officials and Emirates cabin crew such as leadership, teamwork, attention to detail and a passion for excellence, the training college provided a unique back-drop to bring these elements to life.


“There is a lot of synergy between Emirates and the ICC – both organisations have a strong focus on preparations, consistent service delivery and a professional team approach”, said Simon Taufel, Umpire Performance & Training Manager, ICC. “Preparing for the World Cup in such a unique environment really brings to life the high standards and principles that the top umpires in the world aspire to showcase.


“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to highlight the depth and diversity of the training we offer our cabin crew, and draw links between the high standards that both ICC and Emirates hope to achieve. Seeing the enthusiasm and appreciation of such a distinguished and professional group of people, in the training that we provide our crew, has been very gratifying,” said Catherine Baird, Senior Vice President, Crew Training.


With nearly 120 new cabin crew joining weekly, and over 19,000 existing Emirates crew returning for training every year, the Dubai-based training college is a state-of-the-art facility. Emirates’ crew participate in a variety of training modules from Safety and Emergency Procedures, Medical and Security, to Service, Leadership, and Image and Uniform. They are all designed to create an exceptional inflight experience for Emirates customers.


Cricket has provided Emirates with a powerful platform to connect with fans and communities across Asia, Australasia and the UK. Emirates’ cricket sponsorships include:  


  • Partner with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and all their major events including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and the ICC Champions Trophy
  • In the UK, Emirates has partnerships with Durham County Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club, including naming rights to both clubs’ playing grounds and their respective T20 representative teams
  • Title Sponsor of the Emirates Airline Twenty20, which brings successful County Cricket Clubs to Dubai to compete for the coveted Emirates T20 Championship