… from CRICKET CANADA –
Umpires and scorers:
The Committee has been reviewing the current structure for both umpires and scorers’ development, and we would like to propose that an entirely new structure be created. Here is the synopsis of the changes we feel are necessary.
Umpires/scorers committee structure
At present there are two committees – one for scorers and one for
umpires. We propose to:
Due to ever changing Cricket Laws and ICC Playing Conditions, we propose amendments to C.C Certification procedure for the future.
All exams may be held twice a year but candidates can only sit once in a calendar year. Also, all exams may have a validity period in view of any changes to the Cricket laws, as deemed necessary by C.C. from time to time.
Provisional umpiring certificate (old Level 1)
Intermediate umpiring certificate (old Level 2)
Qualified umpire certificate (old Level 3)
Scorers’ courses and examinations
Presently there are no Cricket Canada courses or examinations for scorers. We propose to develop two courses that lead to certifications.
Provisional scoring certificate
This is a simple qualification designed, in part, to encourage scorers.
Qualified scoring certificate
A Cricket Canada qualified scorer should be able to score any cricket
match at any level anywhere in the world. (Internationally qualified scorers
will be “grandfathered” to this qualification, provided that they pass the
portions of the examination on manual Duckworth/Lewis calculations, as well as
computer Duckworth/Lewis calculations and computer scoring.
For Cricket Canada purpose and appointments, only C.C Certifications will be recognized, no other qualifications will have any bearing either from outside or inside Canada.
Cricket Canada will follow the attached Umpiring Guidelines, as approved by the Board of Directors of Cricket Canada.
The Guidelines for CC Umpires, Instructors and Match Managers:
The following are the recommended minimum qualifications for umpires who can be selected for the appointment to the Canadian National Panel.
Guidelines for Appointment to the National Umpires Panel.
successfully passed the C. C. Level Three Examination. Additional overseas
qualifications will serve as additional proof of umpiring experience.
However, no other certificate from any other authority within Canada will be
A) Guidelines for Appointment to the National Umpires Instructors Panel
following are the recommended minimum qualifications for umpires who can be
appointed to the National Umpire Instructors Panel.
C. Guidelines for Appointment to the National Panel of Match Managers.
The following are the recommended minimum
qualifications for individuals who can be selected for appointment to the
National Panel of Match Managers.
and Certification Chairman
SECTION 1 - Umpires' duties
LAW # 1 - The Players LAW # 3 - The Umpires
LAW # 4 - The Scorers LAW # 7 - The Pitch
LAW # 8 - The Wickets LAW # 9 - The Bowling, Popping, and Return creases
LAW # 12 - Innings
SECTION 3 - IMPORTANT FACTORS AFFECTING PLAY
LAW # 2 -
vi) Substitutes and runners ii) Batsman or Fieldsman leaving the field
iii) Batsman retiring iv) Batsman commencing innings
LAW #15 - Start of Play LAW # 16 - Intervals
LAW # 17 - Cessation of Play LAW # 22 - The over
SECTION 4 - AFFECTING THE SCORE
LAW # 18 - Scoring LAW # 19 - Boundaries
LAW # 20 - Lost Ball LAW # 23 - Dead Ball
LAW # 27 - Appeals
SECTION 5 - PENALTIES AND EXTRAS
LAW # 24 - No Ball LAW # 25 - Wide Ball
LAW # 26 - Bye and Leg Bye
SECTION 6 - WAYS OF GETTING OUT
LAW # 30 - Bowled LAW # 32 - Caught
LAW # 33 - Handled the ball LAW # 34 - Hit the ball twice
LAW # 35 - Hit wicket LAW # 36 - Leg Before Wicket
LAW # 40 - The Wicket keeper LAW # 41 - The fieldsman
SECTION 7 - WAYS OF GETTING OUT - CONTINUED
LAW # 28 - The wicket is down LAW # 29 - Batsman out of his ground
LAW # 31 - Timed out LAW # 37 - Obstructing the field
LAW # 38 - Run Out LAW # 39 - Stumped
LAW # 42 - Unfair Play
SECTION 8 - NOT COVERED IN LEVEL 1
LAW # 5 - The Ball
LAW # 6 - The Bat
LAW # 10 - Rolling, Sweeping, Mowing, Watering the Pitch and remarking the creases
LAW # 11 - Covering the Pitch
LAW # 21 - The Result
SECTION 9 - SCORING