GUIDELINES

ICC International Umpire Accreditation Program

 

1.5 Use of the 3rd umpire

(0/10)
Competent: No
Competence Required
The umpire demonstrates:
Observation or video evidence, with date Further professional development required Assessor Competent
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Run outs No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Run outs. Which batsman is out No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Stumpings [bowled] No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Bump ball No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Hit wicket No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Obstructing the field No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Boundary decisions No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: No balls No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Batsmen crossing/crossed No
The appropriate use of the 3rd Umpire in critical match situations: Clean catch No

ICC International Umpire Accreditation Program

 

Umpire progress

 
Section Progress
1.1 Positioning and movement
(0/18)
1.2 On-field communication
(0/6)
1.3 Signalling
(0/6)
1.4 Man and player management
(0/5)
1.5 Use of the 3rd umpire
(0/10)
1.6 Coping with Pressure
(0/3)
1.7 Concentration
(0/3)
1.8 Body Language
(0/4)

1.5 Use of the 3rd umpire

You must demonstrate:
your effective use of the 3rd umpire in critical match situations

In the case of Run outs:The ICC expects you to make the decision yourself in circumstances where the batsman is greater than 4 feet from the popping crease. You are expected to take a common sense approach when using the 3rd Umpire.

In the case of which batsman is out?If there is any uncertainty you must demonstrate your ability to work as an effective team member in order to get the decision right
In the case of stumpings and bowled:You must demonstrate your ability to take a common sense approach when using the 3rd umpire in this circumstance.If the 3rd Umpire notes that a batsman has been bowled, when reviewing a stumping, he will indicate that the batsman has been dismissed bowled.
In the case of a bump ball:You must demonstrate your ability to critically consider the appeal, and consult with your on-field colleague. If you and your on-field colleague are still in any doubt you should demonstrate your ability to refer the decision to the 3rd Umpire

 

 

In the case of Hit wicket:These are referrals in which you must demonstrate your ability to refer (TV signal) to the 3rd umpire, and consult for:

  • Fairness of delivery check (front foot default unless otherwise specified)
  • Hit Wicket check

 

 

 

In the case of Obstructing the field:You must demonstrate your ability to initiate the consultation process, via radio, for the 3rd umpire to check for:Wilful obstruction by the batsman which may include, but may not be limited to the batsmen:

  • deliberately changing direction without probable cause
  • watching the ball being fielded and thrown
  • deliberately placing himself between the ball and the stumps
  • deliberately running on the protected area with no change of direction

The 3rd Umpire must provide an opinion on the decision (out or not out) based on the video evidence.

You must demonstrate your ability to make, and give, the final decision

 

 

 

In the case of Boundary decisions:You must demonstrate your ability to initiate the consultation process, via radio, for the 3rd umpire to check the available video evidence and advise you as to:Boundary four, boundary six, runs are scored, (possible caught)
In the case of No balls:You must demonstrate your ability to initiate the consultation process, via radio, for the 3rd Umpire to check for:Front foot (default)Back footHeight: full toss/waist height, sequential bouncers
In the case of Batsmen crossing/crossed:You must demonstrate your ability to initiate the consultation process, via radio, for the 3rd Umpire to check for:The position of batsmen at the fall of a wicket (normally caught decision)
In the case of a clean catch:You must demonstrate your ability to initiate the consultation process, via radio, for the 3rd Umpire to advise on.

  • Ball clearly carried,
  • Ball clearly bounced
  • Whether replays are inconclusive

Following such consultation, you must demonstrate your ability to make, and signal, the final decision – as bowler’s end umpire. You must demonstrate your ability to take into account your on-field colleague’s initial views and any other advice received from the 3rd umpire.

The third umpire has to determine whether the batsman has been caught. However, when reviewing the television replay(s), if it is clear to the third umpire that the batsman did not hit the ball, he shall indicate that the batsman is not out.