The 2015 WICUA Convention hosted by the United States Cricket Umpires’ Association came to a close on Friday, 24th July culminating in a glittering standing-room only banquet at the New York Radisson Hotel near JFK International Airport.
The 27th Biennial Convention was a huge success according to the large contingent of umpires from the West Indian Islands in the Caribbean.
The next convention will be hosted by Jamaica and the announcement was met with a resounding applause.
Mr. Fitzroy Hayles thanked his Convention Organizing team, that included Mr. Nick Grant, Mr. Roan McFarlane, Mr. Mohammad S. Baksh and Ms. Petula Samuels, among others.
The WICUA President Mr. Cecil Fletcher also expressed his thanks to USACUA for providing an excellent platform for WICUA to discuss its agenda and address the order of business.
The elections returned largely the current elected officers, unopposed, with the exception of Area 3 Vice-President. Mr. Roger Davies will assume the role of Area 3 Vice-President replacing Mr. Goaland Greaves.
The Convention provided an avenue to discuss interesting umpiring topics and ideas from the convention delegates and observers.
Mr. Chambers from the USA Cricket Hall Of Fame was the keynote speaker. Mr. Nick Perry, Councilman and the PSAL Commissioner Mr. Bassett Thompson were also present at the gala.
The West Indies Cricket Umpires Association’s 27th Biennial Convention will be hosted by USA in New York from July 18th through 25, 2015.
The Convention will officially kick-off on Sunday, July 19th with a traditional Church Service, culminating with the Presidential Ball on Friday July 25th.
The Convention will be held at:
The Radisson Hotel,
135-30 140 Street Jamaica, New York 11436.
All USACUA and WICUA members are encouraged to attend.
The following news has been released to the media by the WICUA Secretary Mr. Vivian Johnson.
WICUA Convention Media Release
WICUA WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 24, 2014.
Kindly submit the list of names for all candidates to the Chairman of Examinations and Secretary of WICUA by July 31, 2014.
WICUA BIENNIAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN NEW YORK CITY JULY 20 - 27, 2015.
Please advise all umpires in your respective Territories.
Have a great summer!
United States of America Cricket Umpires’ Association graciously accepted the invitation to host the 2015 West Indies Cricket Umpires’ Association Biennial Convention.
The announcement by USA Delegate Mr. Mohammed N. Baksh was met with loud cheers and applause. Mr. Baksh asked all umpires to apply early for US visas and also indicated that USACUA will provide all required letters and documentations to their respective member countries for the visa applications.
An informal poll among the participants indicated that New York is the front runner for hosting this prestigious convention followed by Florida, Atlanta and Las Vegas.
It is believed that New York was the choice of the umpires, since many have family and friends in the area.
USACUA President and WICUA Area I Vice-President, Mr. Fitzroy Hayles said that he was thrilled that USA was chosen to host the 2015 convention and will announce the details as they are made available.