Category Archives: Hall Of Fame

WICUA Umpire Johnny Gayle O.D to be inducted into the USA Cricket Hall of Fame

WI Test Umpire Mr. Johnny Gayle
Johnny Gayle

United States of America Cricket Umpires Association is proud to announce that celebrated Test Umpire and Past Secretary of WICUA, Mr. Johnny Gayle O.D will be inducted in the USA Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford Connecticut on Saturday October 1, 2011.

USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles personally conveyed the exciting news to the WICUA membership and Mr. Johnny Gayle.

Congratulations to Mr. Johnny Gayle, who has been recognized for his distinguished service to Umpiring and the WICUA.


Umpire Ivor Stephens to be inducted in USA Cricket Hall of Fame

United States of America Cricket Umpires Association Inc. ‘s (USACUA) own Umpire, Ivor Stephens, will be inducted in the United States of America Cricket Hall of Fame on October 2, 20101. Umpire Stephens will be one of six new inductees to receive this prestigious honor, and will join four other USACUA members in the Hall of Fame.

Umpire Stephens was born in Jamaica, and started, developed and perfected his skills doing matches at the highest levels in his country. He migrated to the United States of America and was a founding member of USACUA who has helped to form the now national association in this country.

He has given much to the game of cricket and has contributed yeomanly to the training and certification of umpires in the USA.  Known among his peers as the most “well dressed umpire” to grace the field, Umpire Stephens is a sharp witted, but a no nonsense arbitrator on the field of play. He is not afraid to net out discipline to players, and always command respect for the game.

Currently “semi retired  from active umpiring, he still share his knowledge with those who aspire to learn the craft of umpire.


USACUA Umpire Mohammed N. Baksh To Be Inducted Into Cricket Hall Of Fame

Umpire Mohammed N. Baksh
Mohammed N. Baksh

Internationally known West Indies and United States of America Cricket Umpires Association (USACUA) umpire Mohammed Nabbie Baksh will be inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Connecticut, this Saturday, September 20, 2006. A native of Guyana, Mr. Baksh has been in charge of training and examination for USACUA umpires since the inception of the organization in 1992.

Umpire Mohammed Nabbie Baksh:

Umpire Baksh was born on February 5, 1945 and received his tertiary education in Guyana and served as a teacher and education administrator with the Guyana Ministry of Education. Quite an avid cricketer, Umpire Baksh started his career as a league umpire doing duties in first-division Case Cup matches in his native Guyana. He was selected to serve as an elite umpire in the Red Stripe Cup competition and other high leveled tournaments in the West Indies.

He continues to be more that an on-field jurist, sharing his knowledge with host of young people who are desirous of becoming umpires. Umpire Baksh migrated to the United States and immediately became involve in the training and development of local umpires. Mr. Baksh has shared his knowledge with thousand of umpires in many states within the USA. A very vocal and strong-willed individual, Umpire Baksh has never refused to challenge the prudence of the Laws of Cricket and have advocated for many fundamental changes to the laws.

In a conversation with Umpire Baksh you will always observe that his greatest joy was being a High School Principal in his native country of Guyana. He brings the passion to the job, and it is inevitable that many of us that have benefited directly from his style of teaching as the Chief Training Officer for the USACUA. His students have continuously outperformed the other territories at the WICUA examinations. A professional umpire, Mohammed N. Baksh is also a senior administrator with the Catholic Charities of New York, a job he has held for quite a number of years.

Umpire Baksh follows closely in the footsteps of his colleague umpire Hammy Reid, who was inducted last year into the Cricket hall of Fame.