Education & Training

Umpire Courses 2020/21

Coronavirus – impact on Umpires courses

The Malta Cricket Association had planned to run several courses this year. These have been suspended pending the outcome of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, we are delighted to announce a partnership with the ECB and ICC that will allow our officials to have access to two free online courses. These courses are a great way for aspiring umpires to get involved and for experienced umpires to refresh their umpiring skills in readiness of the upcoming season.

Basics of Umpiring – Register now, here.
This course is aimed at umpires who want to learn the fundamental laws and basic fieldcraft. It is ideal for those players who are required to the umpire.

Umpire Stage One – Register now, here.
This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them. It introduces the principles of fieldcraft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels.

All umpires should also complete:

  1. MCC eLearning “Laws of Cricket Online Course” &
  2. Exam questions, certificate and evaluation – Basic level exam & Intermediate level exam

MCC eLearning “Laws of Cricket Online Course”

This eLearning programme concentrates on the teaching of Laws knowledge, rather than the field-craft and man-management side of umpiring, which will be taught at a local level. The programme is split into two parts. Firstly, the interactive modules below detail the Laws in practice, with the use of photos, videos and animation.

Concussion Education eLearning module

Concussion Education

Introduction to the Laws and the Spirit of Cricket

Introduction to the changes to the Laws of Cricket: 2017

Summary of the changes to the Laws of Cricket: 2017

The Spirit of Cricket: Preamble to the Law

The Spirit of Cricket

Laws eLearning modules

Laws 1 to 12: Setting up the game

Laws 13 to 16: Innings and Result

Laws 17 to 23: The Over, Scoring Runs, Dead ball and Extras

Laws 24 to 28: Fielders, Substitutes, Batsmen, Runners, Practice on the Field, Wicket Keeper

Laws 29 to 40: Appeals and Dismissals

Laws 41 to 42: Unfair Play

Laws reference materials

You can access the written Laws below for quick reference.

Launch reference page – Laws 1 to 12

Launch reference page – Laws 13 to 16

Launch reference page – Laws 17 to 23

Launch reference page – Laws 24 to 28

Launch reference page – Laws 29 to 40

Launch reference page – Laws 41 to 42

Exam questions, certificate and evaluation

The second part is a multiple-choice exam-based assessment, split into two levels of difficulty.

To increase your score, you can take this test as many times as you wish.

The course will provide you with a certificate which can be shared with our local umpiring association, who can then complete your training.

We hope you enjoy this training resource and that it helps to improve your understanding and knowledge of the Laws of Cricket.

You will need to register an account on the following website:

Access the courses here: