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QUESTION: Respected Sir,

Does ball become dead after it lodges in wicket-keepers pad ( or equipment )
other than protective helmet?

i could see in law 23 that , it covers lodging and trapping with equipment/clothing of batsmen's, umpires and protective helmet of fielder only.

It does'nt cover any lodging/trapping with wicket-keeper. Please elaborate.

ANSWER: Dear Mayur,

No it does not become dead on lodging in the pads of WK. Immediately he can get the ball and effect run out if the striker is outside the crease.  Only the ball becomes dead if it lodges in his helmet, because its a protective gear, rather then regular equipments.

Just you have to consider it dead only after both sides regard to cease the ball in play. But for a few seconds you have to consider it in play to give a chance to the fielding side if either batsman attempt to take any run.

So its again all your practical experience counts and comes into use your Law 43 for this. Love to answer your interesting questions, but due to hectic schedule I am unable to maintain my earlier regularity of answering your questions.

With regards,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 07022013)

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QUESTION: Respected Sir,

No worries sir that how often you answer the questions. The important thing is by making some through hectic schedule you are still doing the job you love to do most.
For this passion only you didn't opt for the promotion in your professional currier.

There are lot many questions to come from my side. And i promise you that one day i will gonna meet you while officiating some match and meet you in way that you will get surprised.

Thanks a lot ,
Mayur Wankhade.

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Regarding my personal career, now I have been promoted and posted at some 70 Km distance branch and have to commute. So this has made me difficult to attend day to day questions. Through this my viewers and readers will try to understand my circumstances. So I hope viewers will have patience to wait for my answers. I will try to answer them as soon as possible.

Thanks again for the same. Wish you all the best in your career and I wish you to become all professional umpire to lead from the front.


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I was serving with State Bank of India, as an Officer, posted at Bodeli branch, some 65 Kmts from Baroda, having taken promotion in August 2012. I was thereafter transferred to Pavi Jepur Br, some 90 kmts from Baroda on 20/12/2013. Recently I have taken VRS from Bank as after becoming an officer I was facing lot of problems regarding leave to attend BCCI matches as a scorer and also Local umpiring and thus hampering my sporting activities. Now to enable me to spare more time for my passion, I have opted for VRS and was relieved on 30/01/2016 and now will look forward to enjoy my passion in the remaining years.Look forward to remain busy with cricketing activities for next one decade and more.Look forward to help my cricket colleagues. Look forward to give off my best services to my passion, which has taught me many more things and now I feel I must contribute towards the local cricket association, i.e. Baroda Cricket Association with all love and enthusiasm in the coming years.I feel proud to take VRS for the sake of my passion. Its a great feeling that I have taken a bold decision in the wake of my passion which has given me enjoyment and physical fitness to enjoy the game of cricket in the the days to come. Now I feel myself as a free bird and no tension. Look forward to help budding umpires.

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I have passed several examination of cricket umpiring at State levels. I passed Mumbai cricket Association as well as Baroda Cricket Associations state exams. I had also cleared national written test of BCCI, but unfortunately sheer bad luck in viva and practical. I have also stood first in the Scorers' state level examinations at Saurashtra, exam conducted by Saurashtra Cricket Association and also stood first in Mumbai Cricket Association's Scorers' exam. I further cleared the BCCI national exam in the year 1994 held at Ahmedabad. In all I have officiated as an Umpire in more than 3500 matches, including T20, ODI, 3-4-5/days matches, 6-aside, double wicket tournaments, single wicket tournaments, and many more festival events and charity matches. I have also officiated as an official scorer in many first class cricket matches as well as almost all ODI matches played at the IPCL/ Reliance Cricket ground in Baroda. In all I have officiated as an official scorer in not less than 300 matches. I have been appointed a Sports Secretary of SBI in Baroda (2010 to 2012) I have been elected as one of the Umpires' committee of Baroda Cricket Association on 23.04.2012 Looking forward to take care of local umpires and will try to educate them. Recently I was privileged to conduct a 3-day cricket Umpires seminar on 7 to 9 September, 2012 along with Shri Sanjay Hazare, BCCI Elite panel cricket umpire. This was my first ever experience to conduct a seminar, which had almost 60 participants. I am thankful to the Baroda Cricket Association for giving me this opportunity. I have been honoured on many occasions with awards and certificates for my best umpiring. Recently on 13th February, 2014, I was invited as a Chief Guest by Amrut School in Halol, to celebrate the Annual Sports Day of their school.

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