Elite Panel umpire Richard Illingworth has been passing on his extensive knowledge to a group of German umpires.

The 56 year-old has a wealth of expertise garnered over 30 years both as a player and an official.

(Richard Illingworth with Tim Murtagh)

In his playing career he played in 25 ODI's and 9 Tests for England in the 1990's before stepping into an umpiring role, where he quickly rose to the top.

To date he has officiated in 131 internationals comprising 47 Tests, 68 ODIs and 16 T20I's.

In a Zoom  video call organised by the DCB Illingworth spoke with 24 German umpires to help the officials.

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"Over the many years I have been involved in the professional game as a player and umpire, Iíve managed to gain a huge amount of experience and knowledge," Illingworth told the ICC website.

"To be able to pass on some of that to other umpires, who are equally as passionate about the sport as I, is so rewarding."

Germany is one of the rising stars of world cricket, with hundreds of teams formed in recent years, satisfying the demand fueled by the mass immigration following the Syrian war.

With an increased playing pool, there is a need for more umpires and such an initiative by Illingworth will help satisfy the demand and lead to a better calibre of officials.