Heartland Cricket League Umpiring Test! Trivia Quiz

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Umpiring test for Heartland Cricket League (Max Allowed Time: 30 min)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The umpire permits a substitute runner LAWFULLY. Can the opposing captain object to the runner?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    A. YES
    Explanation
    Yes, the opposing captain can object to the substitute runner. While the umpire may have permitted the substitution lawfully, the opposing captain still has the right to voice their objection or disagreement with the decision. This allows for a fair and balanced game, where both teams have the opportunity to express their concerns or challenge certain rulings made by the umpire.

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  • 2. 

    How many ways a batsman be out ?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    D. 11
    Explanation
    A batsman can be dismissed in cricket in 11 recognized ways:
    Bowled
    Caught
    Leg before wicket (LBW)
    Run out
    Stumped
    Hit wicket
    Hit the ball twice
    Obstructing the field
    Handled the ball (Note: This method of dismissal was absorbed into Obstructing the field since 2017, but historically it was a separate dismissal.)
    Timed out
    Retired out
    These rules are established by the Laws of Cricket and outline the various ways a batsman can be declared out during a game.

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  • 3. 

    What would happen if a player fielded the ball with his cap?

    • A.

      Umpire signals dead ball

    • B.

      Batsman gets no additional runs

    • C.

      Batsman gets 5 runs

    Correct Answer
    C. Batsman gets 5 runs
    Explanation
    If a player fielded the ball with his cap, it would be considered as an illegal action. According to the rules of cricket, the fielder must use his hands to field the ball. If he uses any other part of his body or any object, such as a cap, it is considered as a violation. In this case, the batsman would be awarded 5 runs as penalty for the fielder's illegal action.

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  • 4. 

    A batsman is given out before he has stepped onto the field. What could he have done wrong?

    • A.

      He forgot to put his helmet

    • B.

      He took more than 2 minutes to come inside ground

    • C.

      He abused and cursed a fielder

    • D.

      He was sleeping before coming in

    Correct Answer
    B. He took more than 2 minutes to come inside ground
    Explanation
    The batsman could have been given out before stepping onto the field because he took more than 2 minutes to come inside the ground. This could be considered a violation of the rules or a delay in starting the game.

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  • 5. 

    The ball strikes a close fielder and the bat touches the ball before being caught. What happens?

    • A.

      Batsman is out

    • B.

      Batsman is not out

    Correct Answer
    B. Batsman is not out
    Explanation
    If the ball first strikes a fielder and then the bat accidentally touches the ball before it is caught, the batsman is not out. For a catch to be considered legitimate, the ball must directly come from the bat or the hand holding the bat, without touching any other player or umpire, before being caught by a fielder. In this scenario, because the ball first made contact with a fielder before the accidental touch by the bat, it does not qualify as a direct catch from the bat or hand holding the bat.

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  • 6. 

    The frequency and duration of drink breaks is decided and agreed upon by

    • A.

      Home captain

    • B.

      Away Captain

    • C.

      By both captains

    Correct Answer
    C. By both captains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "By both captains." This means that the frequency and duration of drink breaks are determined and agreed upon by both the home captain and the away captain. It implies that both captains have equal say and must come to a mutual decision regarding the drink breaks during the game.

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  • 7. 

    What are the possible ways a batter can be dismissed during a free hit in cricket?

    • A.

      Caught

    • B.

      Bowled

    • C.

      Run-out or obstruction of the field

    • D.

      LBW (Leg Before Wicket)

    Correct Answer
    C. Run-out or obstruction of the field
    Explanation
    During a free hit in cricket, the batter can only be dismissed through a run-out or obstruction of the field. Other standard modes of dismissal such as caught, bowled, or LBW do not apply during a free hit.

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  • 8. 

    If a fielder makes unfair movement behind batsman then umpire calls for ?

    • A.

      No Ball

    • B.

      Dead Ball

    • C.

      Wide Ball

    • D.

      5 Runs penalty

    Correct Answer
    B. Dead Ball
    Explanation
    Any significant movement by any fielder after the ball comes into play and before the ball reaches the striker is unfair. In the event of such unfair movement, either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball.

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  • 9. 

    If there are more than two fielders (other than wicket keeper) behind batting crease and on the on side, umpire calls for ?

    • A.

      Dead Ball

    • B.

      No Ball

    • C.

      Wide Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. No Ball
    Explanation
    At the instant of the bowler's delivery there shall not be more than two fielders, other than the wicket-keeper, behind the popping crease on the on side. A fielder will be considered to be behind the popping crease unless the whole of his person, whether grounded or in the air, is in front of this line.
    In the event of infringement of this Law by the fielding side, the umpire at the striker's end shall call and signal No ball.

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  • 10. 

    An obstacle or person within the field of play shall not be regarded as a boundary unless so decided by the umpires before the toss.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because according to the rule, an obstacle or person within the field of play is not automatically considered a boundary. It is up to the umpires to decide whether they should be considered as boundaries or not, and this decision is made before the toss.

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  • 11. 

    The opposing captain shall have no right of objection to any player acting as a substitute on the field, nor as to where the substitute shall field. However, no substitute shall act as wicket-keeper or captain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the given statement, the opposing captain does not have the right to object to any player acting as a substitute on the field or where the substitute shall field. However, the statement also mentions that no substitute can act as a wicket-keeper or captain. Therefore, the correct answer is True, indicating that the opposing captain cannot object to a substitute player on the field but there are limitations on the roles the substitute can play.

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  • 12. 

    If a fielder is absent for 15 minutes or longer, he shall not be permitted to bowl thereafter until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If he is absent for 15 minutes or longer, he shall not be permitted to bowl thereafter, subject to (i), (ii) or (iii) below, until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent.
    (i) Absence or penalty for time absent shall not be carried over into a new day's play.
    (ii) If, in the case of a follow-on or forfeiture, a side fields for two consecutive innings, this restriction shall, subject to (i) above, continue as necessary into the second innings but shall not otherwise be carried over into a new innings.
    (iii) The time lost for an unscheduled break in play shall be counted as time on the field for any fielder who comes on to the field at the resumption of play. See Law 15.1 (An interval).

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  • 13. 

    The player acting as a runner for a batsman shall be a member of the batting side and shall, if possible, have already batted in that innings. The runner shall wear external protective equipment equivalent to that worn by the batsman for whom he runs and shall carry a bat.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. According to the rules, a player acting as a runner for a batsman should be a member of the batting side and should have already batted in that innings if possible. The runner is also required to wear external protective equipment similar to that worn by the batsman and carry a bat.

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  • 14. 

    A batsman may retire at any time during his innings. The opposition captain, before allowing play to proceed, shall be informed by the batsman, of the reason for his retiring.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A batsman may retire at any time during his innings. The umpires (not opposition captain), before allowing play to proceed, shall be informed of the reason for a batsman retiring.
    (a) If a batsman retires because of illness, injury or any other unavoidable cause, he is entitled to resume his innings subject to (c) below. If for any reason he does not do so, his innings is to be recorded as -Retired 'not out'.
    (b) If a batsman retires for any reason other than as in (a) above, he may only resume his innings with the consent of the opposing captain. If for any reason he does not resume his innings it is to be recorded as -Retired 'out'.
    (c) If after retiring a batsman resumes his innings, it shall be only at the fall of a wicket or the retirement of another batsman.

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  • 15. 

    For Out Handled the ball, the bowler gets credit for the wicket.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      If its a fair ball, then yes.

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect because if a batsman is given out for handling the ball, the bowler does not get credit for the wicket. Handling the ball is one of the rare ways a batsman can be dismissed, but it is not attributed to the bowler's skill or delivery. Instead, it is considered a self-dismissal by the batsman, and the wicket is not credited to any specific bowler.

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  • 16. 

    The umpire shall take possession of the ball in use at the fall of each wicket, at the start of any interval and at any interruption of play.

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that according to the rules, the umpire is responsible for taking possession of the ball in use at various points during the game. This includes when a wicket falls, at the start of any interval, and during any interruption of play. Therefore, the answer "Yes" is correct as it accurately reflects this rule.

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  • 17. 

    If, during play, the ball cannot be found or recovered or the umpires agree that it has become unfit for play through normal use, the umpires shall replace it with a ball which has had wear comparable with that which the previous ball had received before the need for its replacement. When the ball is replaced the umpires shall inform the batsmen and the fielding captain.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. According to the rules, if the ball cannot be found or is deemed unfit for play, the umpires will replace it with a ball that has similar wear as the previous one. This ensures that the game can continue without any unfair advantage or disadvantage to either team. The batsmen and the fielding captain will be informed when the ball is replaced.

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  • 18. 

    The cricket ball, when new, shall weigh not less than 5 1/2 ounces/155.9g, nor more than 5 3/4 ounces/163g, and shall measure not less than 8 13/16 in/22.4cm, nor more than 9 in/22.9cm in circumference.

    • A.

      That's right

    • B.

      That's not right

    Correct Answer
    A. That's right
    Explanation
    The given answer "That's right" is correct because it accurately reflects the information provided in the question. The question states that a new cricket ball should weigh between 5 1/2 ounces/155.9g and 5 3/4 ounces/163g, and its circumference should measure between 8 13/16 in/22.4cm and 9 in/22.9cm. Since the answer agrees with these specifications, it can be considered correct.

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  • 19. 

    Whether played or not if the ball lodges in the clothing or equipment of a batsman or the clothing of an umpire.

    • A.

      It is a declared a no ball

    • B.

      It is declared a wide ball

    • C.

      It is declared dead

    • D.

      5 run penalty to fielding side

    Correct Answer
    C. It is declared dead
    Explanation
    If the ball lodges in the clothing or equipment of a batsman or the clothing of an umpire, it is declared dead. This means that the ball is considered out of play and no runs can be scored or wickets taken from that delivery. The batsman cannot be dismissed and no penalties are awarded to either team. The ball will need to be retrieved and the game will resume with the next delivery.

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  • 20. 

    The striker shall not be out - Run out, if he is out of his ground, not attempting a run, and his wicket is fairly put down by the wicket-keeper without the intervention of another member of the fielding side, if No ball has been called.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    On a no ball, batsman can not be declared stumped out and if he is not attempting a run, the wk can not run him out.

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  • 21. 

    It is fair play if any fielder may(i) polish the ball provided that no artificial substance is used and that such polishing wastes no time.(ii) remove mud from the ball under the supervision of the umpire.(iii) dry a wet ball on a towel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is unfair for anyone to rub the ball on the ground for any reason, interfere with any of the seams or the surface of the ball, use any implement, or take any other action whatsoever which is likely to alter the condition of the ball Other than by :
    (i) polish the ball provided that no artificial substance is used and that such polishing wastes no time.
    (ii) remove mud from the ball under the supervision of the umpire.
    (iii) dry a wet ball on a towel.

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  • 22. 

    Umpire can award 5 penalty runs to the fielding side if batsman has been warned and yet continues to deliberately waste time.

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes
    Explanation
    The umpire has the authority to award 5 penalty runs to the fielding side if the batsman has been warned and still continues to deliberately waste time. This penalty serves as a deterrent to prevent players from intentionally delaying the game and ensures fair play. By awarding penalty runs, the umpire penalizes the fielding side for the batsman's actions, maintaining the integrity and pace of the game.

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  • 23. 

    As soon as the bowler starts his run up, batsman can steal a single, even if bowler does not attempt a run out.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because according to the rules of cricket, a batsman cannot attempt to steal a single until the bowler has released the ball. The batsman must wait until the ball has left the bowler's hand before they can start running. If the batsman starts running before the ball is released, it will be considered a no-ball and the batsman will not be able to score any runs from that delivery.

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  • 24. 

    Is it a fair catch if a fielder catches the ball after it has touched an umpire, another fielder or the other batsman and not touched protective helmet worn by a fielder or lodged in clothing.

    • A.

      YES it is fair

    • B.

      No it is not fair

    Correct Answer
    A. YES it is fair
    Explanation
    However, it is not a fair catch if the ball has touched a protective helmet worn by a fielder, although the ball remains in play.

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  • 25. 

    When Wide ball has been called, neither batsman shall be out under any of the Laws except Handled the ball, Hit wicket, Obstructing the field,Run out Stumped

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    When a wide ball is called in cricket, it means that the delivery is outside the batsman's reach and is not considered a fair delivery. In such cases, the batsman cannot be dismissed under most of the Laws of the game, except for a few specific instances. These include being dismissed for handling the ball, hitting the wicket, obstructing the field, getting run out, or being stumped. Therefore, the statement that neither batsman shall be out under any of the Laws except for these specific instances is true.

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  • 26. 

    The umpire shall not adjudge a delivery as being a Wide(a) if the striker, by moving,either (i) causes the ball to pass wide of him(ii) brings the ball sufficiently within his reach to be able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke.(b) if the ball touches the striker's bat or person.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that according to the rules, the umpire should not consider a delivery as a Wide if the striker, by moving, either causes the ball to pass wide of him or brings the ball close enough for him to hit it with a normal cricket stroke. Additionally, if the ball touches the striker's bat or person, it should also not be considered a Wide. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 27. 

    Either batsman can be declared out under Law if, without the consent of the fielding side and while the ball is in play, he uses his bat or person to return the ball to any member of that side.

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      NO

    Correct Answer
    A. YES
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of Cricket, either batsman can indeed be declared out if he, without the consent of the fielding side and while the ball is in play, uses his bat or person to return the ball to any member of the fielding side. This action is considered unsporting and not in the spirit of the game, hence the provision allowing for the batsman to be given out.

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  • 28. 

    The wicket-keeper is not the only member of the fielding side permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the wicket-keeper is the only member of the fielding side who is permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. Other fielders are not allowed to wear these protective gear.

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  • 29. 

    It is unfair if the wicket-keeper standing back makes a significant movement towards the wicket after the ball comes into play and before it reaches the striker. In the event of such unfair movement by the wicket-keeper, either umpire shall call and signal No ball

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    It is unfair if the wicket-keeper standing back makes a significant movement towards the wicket after the ball comes into play and before it reaches the striker. In the event of such unfair movement by the wicket-keeper, either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball.

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