A new Code of Laws for cricket came into force on 1st October 2017. There will be presentations on the new Code during the winter of 2017/18 and these will be open to all umpires and scorers (regardless of whether they are ECB ACO members), captains, players etc.
A completely new suite of training courses for umpires has been prepared and this will be rolled out across the country during 2018. The current Levels 1, 1A, 2 and 3 are to be replaced by Stages One, Two, Three and Four. Click here for all the available information about the new courses.
MCC has provided an on-line learning resource that can be accessed by clicking here. This gives aspiring umpires – and anyone else interested in studying The Laws of Cricket – the chance to learn at their own pace. This resource is complemented by optional on-line tests that can lead to the award of certificates of attainment. This will enable Kent ACO to focus its face-to-face training on how to apply, in a practical sense, the Laws.
Use of the MCC on line resource is highly recommended both to anyone intending to undertake any of Kent ACO’s face-to-face training courses and to experienced umpires.