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
USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles was happy to announce that
USA candidates continued their strong showing in the 2014 WICUA Written Examinations.
Mr. Raj Jalli of New Jersey secured the second highest scored of 96% on the test.
Ms. Petula Samuels-Felicien of Atlanta, Georgia scored 90% in the tests.
Congratulations to everyone who were successful in the 2014 WICUA Written Examinations.
Please contact your local association for the complete results and other related details.
The WICUA Final Written Examination will be held on Sunday August 24, 2014.
Mr. Cumberbatch have advised that exam is 2 hours long and MUST start at 9:00am. sharp.
There are two (2) designated testing sites.
1. Atlanta, Georgia.
100 Etowah Trace
Fayetteville, GA 30214
2. Brooklyn, New York
Place: Dumamis Seventh Day Adventist Church
461 Montauk Avenue
(Corner Hegerman Avenue & Montauk Avenue Street ( off Linden Boulevard)
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Time: 9:00am sharp
Questions and or concerns should be forwarded to TO M.N. Baksh.