Category Archives: Umpires

USACUA Umpire and Chaplain Mr. Jerry Kishun killed in a hit and run accident in New York City

USACUA Chaplain Mr. Jerry Kishun
United States of America Cricket Umpires Association is deeply saddened by the untimely death of our dear Chaplain Mr. Jerry Kishun. He was killed in a hit-and-run car accident on Grand Central Parkway at around 5:00am, Sept. 15, 2011. He was hit by a car and when he got out to investigate, another passing vehicle struck him down. He died at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York.

Sixty-five year old Mr. Kishun is survived by his wife and four grown-up children.

USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles and the USACUA membership convey our deepest heartfelt condolences to Mr. Kishun’s family and friends and hope that Almighty gives them the strength and courage to cope with this tremendous and tragic loss.

Tributes from Jerry’s Friends

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 Asked to Nominate Umpires for ICC Americas U-15 Tournament

The following is an email from USACUA President, Mr. Fitzroy Hayles, with regards to the upcoming ICC Under 15 games to be held in NY City on August 16 through 23 rd. 2009

Click here for the Official Flier of the tournament

The following issues were topics of discussion in a meeting with USACA Cricket Operations chair:

  1. USACUA is asked to submit a panel of nine (9) umpires to ICC/USACA
  2. Fee for the tournament is $75.00 per game. USACA is trying to secure a higher match fee of $100.00 for umpires. More info shall be provided as it becomes available.
  3. Match is scheduled for Gateway Park.
  4. Three countries participation: Canada, USA and Bermuda.
  5. One match per day, three umpires needed (two on-field umpires plus one umpire to serve as cricket manager/third Umpire)
  6. Duckworth/Lewis method will be used to establish target score. Third umpire responsible for Duckworth/Lewis processing
  7. Room and board will **NOT** be provided by ICC/ USACA


  1. Interested umpires are asked to advise USACUA of their availability for the tournament as soon as possible.
  2. Only USACUA ‘Tier One’ umpires will be appointed for the tournament.
  3. Members should be aware that only nine umpires will be empanelled for the tournament.
  4. Umpires are not guaranteed assignments on special requested dates.
  5. Rules and playing conditions are attached for your information. Click here for the document containing these special regulations.
  6. ICC/USACA has requested a meeting with all participating umpires before the tournament.
  7. Aa is customary, USACUA’s Training Committee will conduct their own training for the tournament at a later date.
  8. It shall be confirmed from the ICC/USACA whether umpires’ uniforms will be provided for the tournament.
  9. If not, all participating umpires MUST be attired in USACUA uniforms. Such uniform is to CLEARLY DISPLAY USACUA logo on the headwear and shirt. NO EXCEPTIONS shall be made to this rule. USACUA hats and polo shirts are available for purchase.

Further updates shall be provided as they become available.
Fitz Hayles
President, USACUA Inc.