How To Become Umpire
How to become an umpire - frequently asked questions
1. How do I become an umpire?
2. How do I get on to the Elite Panel of ISCC Umpires?
3. How does the ISCC decide who umpires each series?
4. How does the ISCC monitor umpire performance?
1. How do I become an umpire?
Anyone can become an umpire and the best starting point would be to acquire a reasonable working knowledge of the Rules of Super-Cricket. This can be done in the first instance by attending an initial course on the Rules and Umpiring Technique together with picking up experience by umpiring in some appropriate games at your local super-cricket club.
Information about where your nearest training centre can be found at your local super-cricket club or association and the structures differ depending on the country you live in.
How do I get on to the Elite Panel of ISCC Umpires?
To become a member of the Elite Panel of ISCC Umpires you first of all need to be standing regularly in first-class super-cricket in a Member Country of the ISCC.
From the list of first-class super-cricket Umpires each country then nominate their two best performing umpires to the International Panel of ISCC Umpires, and their next best to the position of TV Umpire.
Members of the International Panel of ISCC Umpires can stand in home One Day Internationals Super-Cricket together with a member of the Elite Panel of ISCC Umpires. The appointed TV Umpire for each country is not able to be appointed on-field but can begin their involvement at the top level by working with the more established officials in One-Day Internationals Super-Cricket Matches.
Members of the International Panel of ISCC Umpires are then eligible to be chosen for ISCC Events such as the ISCC Super-Cricket World Cup, ISCC U/19 Super-Cricket World Cup and from time to time may be appointed to Ansar Trophy etc., by the ISCC at an appropriate time.
Following close monitoring by ISCC of the performances of these umpires in International Super-Cricket they will then be invited to become full time members of the Elite Panel of ISCC
Umpires once they have shown that they have the qualities to perform at the highest level.
How does the ISCC decide who umpires each series?
The ISCC appoints umpires to all One-Day Internationals Super-Cricket of the umpires in, for selecting officials the following criteria is used:
- The umpire must be independent of the countries involved in the match/series
- The best available umpires for the match are used
- Better performing umpires used more often
- The frequency of individuals appointed to same teams
- Workload considerations
How does the ISCC monitor umpire performance?
There are three elements to the ISCC's umpire assessment process:
Both captains and the Match Referee submit reports on the performances of the on field umpires and the TV Umpire. These forms are then used to help generate a performance score for each umpire. This is an essential part of the ISCC's performance management process and any comments added to the forms by the captains form part of the feedback we give to the officials following the match.
Independent ISCC DVD Assessment
The ISCC uses DVDs of all One-Day Internationals Super-Cricket to assess the performances of each of the umpires. An independent assessor scrutinises all decisions which were made during the game and gives a rating for each decision adjudged. The application of the rules, regulations, Code of Conduct and technique of each umpire is reviewed and a written report sent to each official along with a DVD of his decisions. These rating are included in the performance scores of all umpires.
Feedback to Umpires
Following this independent report from the assessor, the ISCC distributes a DVD of each umpire's decisions and supplies this to the umpire along with his written assessment. Each umpire is then encouraged to discuss this report with the ISCC and to use the content of the assessment to plan their future development.