BCCI to conduct umpires' re-exam

The examination will be conducted on August 5 in Bengaluru.

The BCCI has offered one final opportunity to all the candidates who were denied re-examination between 2011 and 2015 to clear the Level 2 exam. (Representational Image)   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Soon after a group of umpires moved to the court for not being allowed to re-appear for the Board of Control for Cricket in India's umpires' examination, the BCCI has offered one final opportunity to all the candidates who were denied re-examination between 2011 and 2015 to clear the Level 2 exam. The examination will be conducted on August 5 in Bengaluru.

“BCCI has decided to provide one final opportunity to all such candidates (irrespective of age and previous attempts), who were unsuccessful in the Umpires Level – 2 Theory, as well as Practical examinations, conducted between 2011 and 2015,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary stated in a letter addressed to all its affiliates.

“A preparatory course will be conducted from 1st to 4th August 2018 and the theory examinations will be conducted on 5th August at KSCA/ NCA Bangalore. The syllabus will be Laws of Cricket (2017 Code) and BCCI Playing Conditions (2017-18), and the question paper will be from the above syllabus.”

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Choudhary has also stated in the email, accessed by Sportstar, that the candidates who will clear the exam, along with those who clear the theory test conducted on June 17, “would be eligible to attend the Umpires Level – 2 Practical Examination which will be conducted during the last week of August 2018”.

Earlier this month, K. Bapu Chaitanya, an umpire from Andhra Pradesh, had filed a writ petition in the Hyderabad High Court, challenging the BCCI's refusal to let 38 umpires, including himself, re-appear for the Level 2 test. While the court didn't stay the scheduled BCCI exam in June, it had asked for a BCCI response ahead of a hearing scheduled for next week.

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