ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's ITF White Badge umpire Shahzad Akhtar Alvi earned another laurel for the country as he was selected for the prestigious Brown Badge course to be held in Doha, Qatar from March 3-6. Talking to The Nation, Shahzad said: “I started umpiring career way back in 1991 as a line umpire, soon moved to chair umpire in 1992 after going through ITF Level-I school held in Karachi. I was selected for the elite ITF Level-II school course held in India, where I passed the exams in colors and became only the second white badge umpire of the country.” “Only 17 umpires from Asian continent were selected for the course which is a very tough but with my hard work and prayers of the entire nation, I will be the first ever Pakistani to achieve this distinction of having brown badge.”–Staff Reporter