All ICC Foundation Modules are competency based. They describe the behaviours that you need to demonstrate in order to be accredited. The evidence of successfully demonstrating theses behaviour may be:
- Observational: as observed, and noted by a coach (At present this is an ICC Umpire Coach until further notice)
- Video-based: video evidence of your behaviours demonstrated in a match
- A combination of observation and video-based evidence
Please re-read the introduction to this module: ‘Introduction: ICC Expectations, Dismissal judgements, Consistency’. These expectations are non-negotiable. They specify the minimum experience that is required before you can be accredited by ICC. Evidence is needed, with observations/reports, of this experience. You are expected to keep an up-to-date and accurate CV of your experiences and appointments. This evidence/information should be available electronically.
You are expected to possess an external hard-drive, or memory-stick, with sufficient memory to store video evidence in an appropriate format. ICC requires you to be responsible for your own professional development; and to be responsible for recording, and updating, this development e.g. Recording an overseas exchange is not sufficient; it must be accompanied by a detailed report of the your competencies and professional behaviours during the exchange. This report will be provided by an ICC Umpire Coach.
4.1 Judgement of short deliveries/full tosses (from square)
You must successfully demonstrate:
|A high degree of accuracy in making decisions relating to short deliveries/full tosses when standing at the striker’s end (square)
ICC expects you to be prepared and ready to make a decision from the first ball of the innings (see ‘Umpire Preparation File’ opposite). As striker’s end umpire you are in the best position to judge short deliveries/full tosses during a match. You must be ready to assist your partner with a signal that indicates that the ball has (or would have) passed between the shoulder and head of a striker, or that the ball has (or would have) passed over the head of the striker, or that the ball is a waist-high full toss. ICC expects you, as bowler’s end umpire, to trust your colleague’s call / signal from square leg and go with that unless he is unsighted. You are expected to use the 3rd umpire if there is a dismissal off a full toss or a multiple bouncer in that over.
You must demonstrate consistent alertness and awareness to the possibility of short deliveries that will carry a penalty (No ball, Wide), warning (Full toss), or allowance (One for the over). ICC expects you to demonstrate these behaviours automatically as part of your on-field routines.