People & Self management



Successful umpires are generally very good people managers
    When watching cricket you will notice how well the top-level umpires manage situations that arise during a match. In addition to fulfilling the duties imposed on them by the Laws and match regulations, they will, from time to time, need to control the way the players act towards each other and towards the match officials.

    The umpire is not there to tell the players how they should play their part, but is there to make sure that play conforms to the Laws and Spirit of Cricket and to any regulations; and that players behave in a proper manner. This management includes applying the Laws fairly and impartially, being approachable and allowing the match to proceed smoothly. At all levels of the game, good match management relies on the ability to manage the players. So what is the key skill that is required?

The key is effective communication with the players
    He who communicates, leads!

    Before we discuss the nature and methods of communication, we need to think about what the problem is. Just what is it that we are trying to achieve? Our main objective is that nothing should be allowed to happen that either spoils the match for the players and spectators or brings the Game of Cricket into disrepute