GUIDELINES

ICC International Umpire Accreditation Program

 

4.5 Judgement of caught behind

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Competent: No
Competence Required
The umpire demonstrates:
Observation or video evidence, with date Further professional development required Assessor Competent
A high degree of accuracy in judging caught behind No

ICC International Umpire Accreditation Program

 

Umpire progress

 
Section Progress
4.1 Judgement
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4.2 Judgement of front foot No balls
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4.3 Judgement of run out
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4.4 Judgement of LBW
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4.5 Judgement of caught behind
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4.6 Judgement of bat/pad
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4.7 Judgement of Doubtful bowling action
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4.8 3rd Umpire Decision Module
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4.9 Ball changes, shape/colour/tampering
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4.5 Judgement of caught behind

You must successfully demonstrate:

A high degree of accuracy in judging caught behind

You need to use both sight and sound in order to make good judgements. In noisy environments this can be difficult, so you must learn to trust your eyes more.

Should there be a player review for caught, it is expected that the on field umpire will give his reasons for his decision or ask for an aspect to be checked if he was unsure about any element (see 4.5 Video 427 opposite). The 3rd umpire has to use his effective communication skills, knowledge of technology tools and appropriate replay angles to search for conclusive evidence that the original decision was incorrect. If there is no conclusive evidence, then the original on field decision should stand.

ICC expects you to be consistent and clear with the decision-making process for caught behind. You are expected to consistently make good caught behind decisions. As a 3rd umpire you are expected to make excellent decisions with the assistance of correct replays and the technology available to you e.g. Hot Spot and Real Time Snicko (RTS).

Your consistent ability to make clean catch judgements is a vital consideration and ICC expects that umpires not only judge contact with the bat, but also to judge the fact that the ball was cleanly caught.

ICC expects you to understand and implement the agreed process of consultation correctly with your colleagues, use clear communication protocols, and technology to ensure the right cricket decision is made by the bowler’s end umpire.