At the outset, you must be interested in cricket, must have the experience of playing cricket during school and college days.
Above all, you must be familiar with the basic rules of cricket. Apart from this, only with an experience in umpiring during the matches held in your locality, you can obtain umpiring skills. All cricket associations in the state conduct examinations to assess the umpiring skill and knowledge in cricket. One can acquire umpiring skill only after umpiring in the district matches and state matches, and then move on step by step to test matches, one day matches and 20- 20 matches.