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Hello Sir,
        I'm From Hyderabad and i play professional cricket might also know how the competetion is over here in india.from many days i'm having a problem regarding my future.seeing my higher level players i'm feeling jelous of my self and sometimes i have the self confidence that i would become a big player but again at the same time when i see the players who play in higher level then i again loose my self confidence that i cannot become a big player  wherever i go i think of my cricket career so to distract myself i watch movies and try to pass the time but sometimes i feel so depressed sometime's that i dont even know what i'm doing so please help me Sir.

Dear Sai Dutta,

You must overcome your depression. Playing cricket and becoming Sunil Gavaskar or Viv Richards and Sachin is everybody' dream but it is not everybody's cup of team. You have to get on with the things around and must accept what what get in the life. Too much of expectations of a child in the family lead to some notorious steps of that chile. But one must learn the things to accept and get on with the life. I also wanted to be a cricketer but could not become due to earlier circumstances in I was brought up or perhaps I was in born at such a place where there was not enough of opportunity of playing quality of cricket. So we have to first deserve then we have to get them. So when you aim for a certain goal, and could not reach that goal you have to satisfy yourself  and your ego that I don't deserve it and I must quit.

When you realized that you were not going to be a cricketer, you must try to change your track and take up some related job, like umpiring, scoring, coach or any other cricket related post, and I am sure there must be some post where you may be capable of executing a good job. So you must know your abilities and accordingly you have to choose that path. You must have good will power to succeed. Success does not come without putting in efforts. Efforts don't go in vain. To overcome depression, you must indulge in your hobbies. Always try to be good to win the hearts of others and have some aim where you are fit and can work with all devotion.

Don't waste your invaluable time at certain age, this only will lead to repent and depression. Try to love yourself and then try to win the heart of others. I am sure you will come out of all these troubles and will do some good work which will not only give you monetary benefits but also name and fame.

With all best wishes and regards,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 12/05/2013)


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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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