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Swapnil, Pune.

Thank You Sir for your reply for my queries. I have read all your answers for the other students. I absolutely agree to the points you stated in that…
After reading the answer I had some more quires about the proceedings.. You replied that I should enroll my name in the MCA office for the next procedure. Even I tried to enrolled my name, but a very poor response was there from the office. As you stated that the exams are conducted every alternate year, the office member told me that the exams in Pune city are conducting in minimum 4 years.. Sir, what should I do now? Should I wait for the MCA, Pune office enrollment, or try for MCA, Mumbai Office??
Sir, I am not getting the dates of the Level One exams. Will please tell me time of the exam? So I can plan it out for the preparation of the exams with my Engineering Studies… Sir, the book you stated “Tom Smith Cricket and Scoring” is applicable to Level 1 exam or some other level exams too?? The book is not available any of the sports boutique in Pune city. I search many of the shops for that. Now where can I get that book??
Sir you told that we can try for different BCCI centres to apply from North India. I am planning to do that.. Please will you suggest any of the centres to apply for??? Which would be the better option for the opportunity and experience??
Sir, what is the difference in the Level 1 and GL6 exams??
Sir as you told that there should be the one mentor in our career for the learning process.. I would be extremely happy to have you as my Mentor.. Sir can we have a meeting some other day or a contact.. Please Sir it’s a request from your student.
Thank You Sir.

Dear Swapnil,

Thanks for getting back to me.

I came to know that you did not find any book on Umpiring. I would like you to visit Mr. Theo Bregenza, at Marine Sports, Gokhale Road (North), Dadar, Mumbai. I am sure you will get both TOM SMITH as well as pocket book. The book will cost you almost Rs.1000/-. I am sure you will purchase it from Mr. Bregenza, who is my Guru in Cricket Scoring.

Dates of BCCI level-1 exam are not available at present, but it is very much expected this year. So you must read and study the Laws and should be ready if it is held at short notice. You have to read and understand 42 Laws with Law 43 common sense.

You just give in writing to your cricket association that you have played cricket and would like to serve the association as an umpire. You just apply with your full profile. I am sure they will register your name. Also get in touch with some local umpires who will do help you to join MCA.

And for any help regarding any doubts on umpiring questions, you can get back to me any time.

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 19/04/2013)


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I can help to give all questions regarding cricket laws, rules on both umpiring and cricket scoring. It will be a great pleasure to help any candidate who wants to clear the exam of BCCI. I can guide him how the questions are asked and the way they should be replied. I can also conduct classes for Cricket umpiring and scoring anywhere. I look forward to educate and promote local umpires in the days to come. I would help them to get through BCCI Level 1 exam.


I have been a state panel cricket umpire and doing umpiring for last 40 years and also a BCCI official national scorer since 2004, having done many International ODIs played at Baroda and many first class matches in Baroda. I have passed many state panel exams in both categories.

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.

Earlier I used to write in local newspaper but thereafter time has not permitted me to do so. I give my views over the controversial topic.

I am a degree holder of Commerce and having a reputed banking job in Baroda. Recently due to some personal problems and to fulfil my love and passion for the game of cricket I have opted volunteer retirement from the Bank service to enable me to do BCCI matches as an Official scorer in first class matches. Taking promotion in Bank and expecting leave for the matches was a major problem and that is one of the reasons to quit bank ahead of cricket.

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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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