You are here:

Cricket/how to get registered to become a umpire


QUESTION: hello sir i am naman 17 year old i am studying in class 11 i live in lucknow. I want to become a umpire but i dont know the procedure of getting registered so i want you sir to be kind enough to tell me in u.p where does this registration and exams are to be done please sir provide me information so i can achieve my goals

ANSWER: Dear Naman,

Its very nice of you to take up cricket umpiring. But I would like to know when you are just 17 why  don't you to think to play for India, for your state? You are just 17 and you should be in U'19 team of UP. You belong to Lucknow, and it is under the jurisdiction of UP Cricket Association.

As you are young I would like you to continue playing cricket till you attain the age of 25, so that you will be eligible for BCCI level-1 exam. But still you can appear in the state panel exam, which is generally conducted by your own District / State Cricket Association.

At present I would advise you to play more and more cricket, get to know many senior umpires of your  place, learn the game, rules of the game, stand in the nets for practice. Also stand in friendly matches, know the game. Playing itself will be a learning process of umpiring. Purchase latest edition of Law Book from any sports boutique, read understand the Laws of the game. More about your future, just get prepared for any exam at any time and for that get back to me for any kind of questions come to your mind.

Regards and best wishes,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 19122014)

[an error occurred while processing this directive]---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: sir i respect your call but i am studying class 11 i have lot studies burden but i play for a club named leaders club we dont practice anywhere our club is divided into two categories seniors and juniors some of my friends practice in various academy but i dont but i have done umpiring in various matches and i know each and every rule of cricket i want to get in umpiring field after studying in class 12 so i get an early opportunity to get in this field so sir plz provide me information in u.p where is the branch of having a exam for this and i know myself that i am not very gud in playing cricket but i play cricket every week sir plz help me so i can provide financial help to my family

Dear Naman,

Enroll your name with simple written application and that you are available for umpiring to your nearest Cricket Association. You might be asked a few basic questions related to umpiring. You need to start with Junior Tournaments of your association. Just do that, and you will get the assignment otherwise you need to contact local Sr. Umpire at your end, so that he will help you to get assignments.

If you really need financial help, I am sure it will help you to some extent.

With best wishes,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 22122014)


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Suhas L Sapre


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.

Awards and Honors
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.

Past/Present Clients

©2017 All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]