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.