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
6.7 Handling the Media
You must successfully demonstrate:
|Your ability to accurately follow ICC protocols when dealing with the media
ICC expects its umpires to follow current protocol and policy when dealing with the media. All requests for interviews by the media (except host broadcaster interviews on match day) must be approved by the ICC Media department in Dubai.
When giving an interview, ICC expects that an umpire will proactively promote the game and umpiring through positive messages. There are a number of techniques and styles for media interviews. Unfortunately, what an umpire says is often not accurately reported and is easily used to fuel debate and encourage controversy. This may seriously compromise your position and that of your colleagues as international umpires.
Except for comments necessary for the carrying out of your responsibilities as umpires and matters such as personal achievements and features, our preference is that umpires do not make any public comments and that all queries from the media are referred to the ICC.