In cricket how does someone become an umpire at international level? Is there some procedure for this? How are they selected and what is the criteria for this?
As an umpire for cricket you are responsible for the calling of many intricate rules of the game. Cricket is a sport that is played around the world, in several different countries. Each country or territory may have different sets of training processes to become an accredited official.
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As per an Indian Newspaper
To become an umpire, you have to qualify theory exams conducted by state sports bodies like the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Once you qualify, you become eligible for the exams conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and your state cricket association will endorse your candidature.
Please note, gathering information on the exam dates etc becomes easier if you are a cricket player at the state or club level. One should also ideally keep in touch with the state cricket associations’ convening committee to stay updated on exams.
It has also quoted some other aspects as follows
Skills . You must know the 42 laws of cricket properly . Incisive understanding of the game . Ability to take spontaneous decisions . Be a good manager . Be very patient. You can’t afford to lose your temper at any cost
How do I get there? You have to qualify the theory and practical exams conducted from time to time by state sports bodies. You then become eligible for the exams conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at two levels — one and two. After clearing the second level, you make it to the BCCI panel and can umpire at the highest level. After your case is endorsed by the BCCI for the International Cricket Council (ICC), you can join the race to be an international umpire. But until you pass these exams, you must grab whatever opportunity comes your way to umpire — corporate match, domestic or club level
There is no institute which trains you to become an umpire. It’s only the BCCI which conducts classes before the umpire’s exam. Once nominated by your state to the BCCI, you can attend these classes
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Domestically, you start at the club level and work your way through the ranks. That's not different from any other sport, really. Details will vary by country, of course.
ICC full members nominate umpires to the International Panel of ICC Umpires, which stands mainly in ODIs. The best umpires are invited by the ICC to the Elite Panel, which stands mainly in Tests. So once you are the best umpire in your country, chances are you'll be asked to umpire international matches.
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