You are here:

Cricket/About Career Scorers / Umpires

Advertisement


Question
Respected..
Sir
I am From Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand,
Age-24
On June 30 2015,  I will be 25..
Educational Qualification B.Sc. (Graduation)
I want become an international cricket Scorer/
Umpire..
I Have A Huge passion to become a scorer/
umpire
but Sir I am in confusion??
So Sir..
My question to you about the career of scorer or
umpire?
Q.1- Which career is best for me & Why?
Please Sir answer me in details.!
Sir As I Know that..Delhi is not so far from
Uttrakhand, so I will
have to go Delhi for contact to cricket academy
(for registration)
after registration...
Q.2- When exam conducted by local association /
BCCI (level-1/2 etc.) for scorer & umpires in every
year?
Q.3- Sir what I will have to study for preparing the
exam / Syllabus ?
Q.4- What is the selection criteria of this after
passing the exam?
Q.5- Selection procedure for its.. from national to
international scorer / umpire?
Q.6- Also Sir tell me.. how many long time
processing for become an international scorer /
umpire?
Q.7- Salary for Scorers / Umpires in national &
International levels?
Q.8- What are the facing problems during this
career for me?
Sir My English knowledge is not so bad as well as
not so well.. i.e. medium level..
So Well English Knowledge should be necessary
for scorer / umpire?
I Hope Sir Your Answer Will be coming soon with
politely..
Thank You Sir"

Answer
Dear Prakash Singh,

It seems you are very much keen to know everything at one go. May be that you like to scale the ladder at one jump. Let my try to brief you over all your queries in order.It is as if you are from media taking my interview


Q.1- Which career is best for me & Why?

Choice is yours, but you can try both the assignments, both will help you to earn your bread and butter. Both job are touch and different. But there is little recognition to the scorers rather than umpires. Umpire is a key job to remain in centre of the game and enjoy the game from very close. Both these assignments, means you are a moot spectator and even if you enjoy the game you are not clapping for anything exciting from your favourite cricketers.

Q.2- When exam conducted by local association
BCCI (level-1/2 etc.) for scorer & umpires in every
year?


There is no guarantee lot will depend on your luck. But better to remain in touch with the local cricket association and remain in touch with latest changing rules of the game. Do your job, grab the opportunity when it comes and knocks your doors. But you should always remain well prepared.

Q.3- Sir what I will have to study for preparing the
exam / Syllabus ?

Read and understand the 42 Laws by using Law No. 43 Common Sense. Merely reading Laws and putting it on papers, will not serve your purpose. You need to read and understand the Laws and if you have played cricket, it will help you to follow the rules of the game comfortably.

Q.4- What is the selection criteria of this after
passing the exam?

As of now, you have to join the local umpiring seminar and you will get an opportunity to appear in the exam, and you should obtain 90% marks in both theory and practical.

Q.5- Selection procedure for its.. from national to
international scorer / umpire?

You must qualify in state level and should get prepared for the BCCI Level-1 and Leve-2 exams before you are posted in BCCI matches. After doing certain number of matches in first class cricket, you will be put in Elite club and would get a chance to represent the country and on the basis of your performances, you will get ODI & Test matches assignments.


Q.6- Also Sir tell me.. how many long time
processing for become an international scorer /
umpire?

10 May be 15 years, it will take to reach your goal.

Q.7- Salary for Scorers / Umpires in national &
International levels?

Umpire are paid Rs. 50,000/- to 60,000/- for BCCI first class matches, and Re. 1 lac to 1.50 lac per day in ODI and Test matches.

Q.8- What are the facing problems during this
career for me?

You need to be low profile. You must make some senior umpire your Mentor, you need to stand in
local matches for practical experience.


You must acquire good skill in communication, and must have good command over English language. You must have good writing practice. You should know the way the answers are written.


Hope this will help you. But I request you to ask only one question at a time.

Regards.

/
S/uhas Sapre (Baroda )

Cricket

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Suhas L Sapre

Expertise

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.

Experience

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.

Organizations
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.

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
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
N.A.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.