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BCCI conducts Umpires Level – 2 Theory Exams

The examination was conducted in two batches in June & August

In it’s continued efforts to add quality umpires and enrich the present ones in the panel; the BCCI has over the years organized various workshops for umpires & match referees. Earlier, the BCCI had organized a pre-season workshop for the umpires and match referees. The workshop got a positive response wherein a total of 92 umpires and 57 match referees attended the workshop in Bengaluru, garnering an enriching experience in the process.

Now, the BCCI conducted the Umpires Level – 2 Theory Examination in two batches in June and August this year. All candidates who appeared in both batches were given more than a month’s notice through their respective Associations to provide them enough time for preparation.

The course content & resources for the 4-day Refresher Workshops was designed, planned and constructed by the team of nominated BCCI Umpire Educators after an intensive 3-day consultative process at the BCCI Headquarters in Mumbai. The course content was curated & designed to optimally cover every aspect of the examination syllabus.



A mix of interactive lecture sessions, PPT presentations and intensive practice sessions were organized and conducted for both the 4-day courses with identical content. The examination & assessment was conducted in strict conformity with best practices followed today in the highest educational institutions with regard to confidentiality, security, fairness & uniformity.

This left no scope for breach of confidentiality or for any lack of checks & balances in assessment and marking. The paper corrections will be done at the BCCI Headquarters in a secure location. Every part of the examination process, from paper setting to the handing over of assessments has been duly documented, authenticated & cross checked by the faculty & paper-setter.



The examinations were held from the 13th-17th June at Nagpur wherein a total of 89 candidates appeared. 97 candidates appeared for the examinations from the 1st-5th August in Bengaluru. All the successful candidates will be eligible to appear for the Practical Examination conducted after a month’s time from the announcement of results. The BCCI expects positive results from the exams and will continue to strive to add quality umpires to its panel.

BCCI Desk

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BCCI organises pre-Season workshop for Umpires & Match Referees

A total of 92 Umpires and 57 Match Referees attended the workshops in Bengaluru

The Pre-Season workshop for the Umpires & Match Referees on the BCCI Panel was conducted in five batches (two days each) from 23rd July to 3rd August 2018 at Bengaluru.

The emphasis was on the uniform interpretations of BCCI Playing Conditions in all BCCI Domestic matches.

The other topics that were covered during the duration were the Code of conduct, Pace of Play, Ball Tampering, Suspect/Illegal bowling action, 3rd Umpire/DRS Training etc.

All the umpires and match referees had active interactions on all the topics covered.

The workshops were conducted by Mr. Manu Nayar (BCCI/ICC Match Referee), Mr. C Shamshuddin, Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Mr. C.K. Nandan, Mr Nitin Menon (all BCCI/ICC Panel Umpires) & Mr. Denis Burns (ICC Umpires Coach).

Mr Javagal Srinath (ICC Elite Panel Match Referee) also addressed the Match Officials during the workshop.

The Anti-Corruption Education Program was conducted by the BCCI Anti Corruption officer, Mr. Anshuman Upadhyay for all the batches.

BCCI Desk

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