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QUESTION: Sir, nice to see you back. After going through one of your recent answer I got a doubt in my mind. Sir, we should answer questions in BCCI level-I examination according to BCCI playing condition or MCC law? I am also preparing for BCCI exam from Assam, your answer will help me a lot. And Sir, would you please help me with some study materials and previous questions. THANKING YOU and expecting your early response.
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ANSWER: Dear Lalit,
Thanks for your query regarding BCCI level-1 exam.

I understand that BCCI level-1 exam will be held in the first week of March, if it is so very few days are left for preparation. But I am sure you must have already started your preparation.

There will be two day seminar followed with an exam and you will have to follow BCCI Playing condition, which you can download from cite. Moreover, you will be guided during the seminar how you have to write the exam. But I would just like you to read and prepare following Laws, and there will be a few tricky questions, which you need to read carefully before answering them.

You have to prepare Dead Ball, No ball, wide ball, LBW, Fair catch, Runout, Stumping, Unfair play and actions and penalty. Calculations of overs in the last hour and 90 overs in a multi day matches.

I would also advise you to write to the point and in a neat and clean manner. You must write answers to the point, and only answer what you are asked. For any difficulty or doubtful points you get back to me without hesitation. I hope this will be good enough to clear the exam. You can also meet any senior umpires at your place for any help and guidance.

With best wishes,

Suhas Sapre

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QUESTION: Sir, thank you so much for your quick response. I fill sorry for I was preparing with the MCC law. Anyway I will try my best within this time. Sir should I concentrate more on playing condition for multi-day format or take the limited over playing condition as seriously? Thanking you again.

Dear Lalit,

Thanks for getting back to me and still I would insist you to concentrate on Multi day rules. I have already advised the particular Laws to read and understand. BCCI level 1 exam is just an introductory test for new umpires and should not be a tough, only the matter of concerned is how quickly and how much maximum marks you score. Try to score 100 marks so that it will help you to make you eligible for level-2 exam.

With all best wishes,

Suhas Sapre


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