25 Jul

Former BCCI umpire Rajiv Risodkar has translated the Laws of Cricket into Hindi, which have been uploaded on the website of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

The MCC, based at Lord’s, is the custodian of cricket laws and was established in 1787 since which time it has been responsible for framing the laws for cricket.

“It is a matter of pride for the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) that the Hindi translation of the Laws of Cricket (The 2017 code 2nd Edition 2019) framed by MCC is now available on the official website of this prestigious club.

“The translation has been done by Risodkar,” MPCA’s honorary secretary, Sanjeev Rao said on Friday (24 July). He said it took nearly a month for him to complete the task.

Risodkar, 58, served as a BCCI umpire from 1997-2016. He is currently a BCCI Level 3 umpire educator and in the last two decades, has trained many umpires.

“Traditionally, the language of cricket rules is considered as English. On the proposal of BCCI, I translated these rules into Hindi so that it can reach as many people as possible in this cricket-crazy nation, said Risodkar.

He expressed hope that it will also benefit a large number of Hindi-speaking umpires and those giving training in this field, to whom the rules in English are hard to understand.

John Stephenson


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