The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday (June 28) has decided to allow the candidates to appear for a re-examination in order to clear the Level 2 umpires’ exam.

Earlier, the cash-rich board had denied the candidates re-examination between 2011 and 2015 – to clear the Level 2 exam. However, it changed the decision after a group of umpires moved to the court.

On June 12, aggrieved by BCCI’s decision, one of the examinees, K. Bapu Chaitanya had filed a writ petition against the board. He filed the petition on behalf of 38 other umpires.

Moreover, Chaitanya had also called for a stay order on the test which will take place on June 17 in Nagpur.

The Indian board has now offered one final opportunity to all the candidates. The board will conduct the examination on August 5 in Bengaluru.

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary sent a letter to all the affiliates, to confirm the development.

“BCCI has decided to provide one final opportunity to all such candidates (irrespective of age and previous attempts), who were unsuccessful in the Umpires Level – 2 Theory, as well as Practical examinations, conducted between 2011 and 2015,”  Choudhary stated in his letter.

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“A preparatory course will be conducted from 1st to 4th August 2018. And the theory examinations will be conducted on 5th August at KSCA/ NCA Bangalore. The syllabus will be Laws of Cricket (2017 Code) and BCCI Playing Conditions (2017-18). And the question paper will be from the above syllabus.”

The letter also revealed the result date. The board will announce the result of this examination along with that of the theory examination conducted on 17th June 2018.

The umpiring examinations of BCCI  faced a flak of late. In 2017, the Level 1 umpiring exam drew a lot of criticism. Subsequently, the BCCI had to conduct it again for all applicants.

Meanwhile, Choudhary has also stated the candidates who will clear the exam would be eligible to attend the Umpires Level – 2 practical examinations.