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 National Umpire Manager appointed coach
- Video-based: video evidence of your behaviours demonstrated in a match
- A combination of observation and video-based evidence
You must successfully demonstrate:
|Your ability to effectively monitor, manage, and control players leaving, and returning to, the field of play
ICC expects its umpires to effectively manage and control players leaving the field. The player should make the request to the umpire and the umpire only grant a substitute based on an injury or wholly acceptable reasons. (Toilet breaks do not permit a substitute). The on field umpires need to communicate the reason for the player leaving the field (internal / external) and the 3rd umpire should record such movements, while the 4th umpire is to monitor the player’s time / treatment off the field. Every umpire has a role to play to ensure the player returns to the field asap.
The ICC requires its umpires to monitor and prevent players leaving the field for trivial reasons, gaining an unfair advantage or practicing the art of ‘rolling substitutes’. Umpires are not doctors but they should establish the reason for requesting to leaving the field in the first instance and seriously question bowlers who wish to be replaced at the end of their bowling spell. ICC expects its umpires to be very strong in this area of match management.