USACUA Announces Dates For AGM, Training Sessions And Graduation Ceremony

The following is a message from Mr. Roan McFarlane, Secretary of the USACUA:

Annual General Meeting / Training Sessions / Graduation

Dear Members,

Our Annual General Meeting, Yearly Training Sessions of USACUA, Inc. are schedule for the following dates and tentative date for our Annual Graduation Dinner/Dance.
Annual Training Sessions – January 10, 2010 at 1:00pm

Note: Training Sessions every Sunday Jan 10 – April 25, 2009 (Exam)
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Please note that USACUA supervise training sessions will be held outside Brooklyn, New York on dates and times to be confirm.

Presentation Dance

Tentative date: Saturday May 01, 2010

Day: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Time: 1:00PM
Place: 1012 Ralph Avenue
(Between Tilden and Snyder Avenues)
Brooklyn New York 11203

AGM Agenda

  1. Welcome & Greetings
  2. Review Minutes of Previous AGM Meeting
  3. Correction and Confirmation of Minutes Previous (AGM)
  4. Review Correspondences
  5. Review the Secretary’s Report
  6. Review Report from Committees
  7. Review the President’s Annual Report
  8. Review the Treasurer’s Report
  9. Any Other Business
  10. Adjournment

Roan McFarlane
Secretary USACUA, Inc.


USACUA Leads Formation of National Umpires’ Body; Announces Steering Committee

We, the USACUA, are delighted to inform you that we have received at least 20 nominations to the Steering Committee to work towards the establishment of a national cricket umpires’ council.

These nominees represent umpires and/ or umpires’ associations from the length and breadth of USA.

The following are the individuals have been nominated to serve on said Committee:

  1. Ragoo, R., Atlantic Region
  2. Baksh, M, USACUA, Inc.
  3. Scott, L. USACUA, Inc.
  4. Smythe, H., Umpire, South East
  5. Katte, D., Umpire, Atlantic Region
  6. Chakravarthy, G., USACUA, Inc.
  7. James, A., USACUA, Inc.
  8. Modeste, C., USACUA, Inc.
  9. Reid, H., USACUA, Inc.
  10. Renganathan, S., Central East
  11. Naidu, R., South East
  12. Bachan, P., USACUA Representative, North East Region
  13. Carrington, G., Umpire Representative, Atlanta Region
  14. McIntosh, W., Umpire Representative, Boston Area
  15. Venkatachalapathy, B., Central West
  16. Sankar, R., Northern California Cricket Association
  17. Khan, Z., Northern California Cricket Association
  18. Taylor, S., South East Region (Florida)
  19. Merchant, J., South East (Florida)
  20. Miles, C., South East (Atlanta)

Note: If you are a member of this Steering Committee, you can download and fill in the nomination form and submit it back to Mr. Hayles or Mr. Chakravarthy.


USA Cricket Association and New Zealand Cricket to work on strategic partnership today announced today The USA Cricket Association (“USACA”) and New Zealand Cricket (“NZC”) today announced the commencement of formal discussions with the intention of establishing a strategic partnership agreement between the two national cricket boards in the near future.

“We are very positive and excited about the benefits our relationship with NZC can bring to USA Cricket,” stated USACA CEO Don Lockerbie. “USA Cricket can learn greatly from the experience and knowledge of NZC, and we believe there are real and significant cricketing benefits and commercial opportunities possible through this partnership.”

For more details on this historic agreement and to pass on your comments, go directly to the article here.

USACUA to Start Umpires’ Training Course in New Jersey

As part of an ambitious plan to stretch its already wide wingspan of influence all across the USA, the USACUA has announced that it will partner with the New Jersey State Cricket AND Umpires’ Association and begin weekly umpires’ training sessions in New Jersey.

These will mirror the currently conducted sessions (sometimes referred to as seminars) in Brooklyn, NY. These training sessions are intended to impart knowledge about the ‘Laws of Cricket’ to developing umpires and, at the same time, keep the experienced and qualified umpires abreast with the changes in the MCC codes (if any) as well as to regurgitate and refresh their memories before every new season.

The training will be conducted in New Jersey by USACUA’s own Assistant Secretary, Gokul R. Chakravarthy who is also a member of its training committee.

Click here for more up-to-date information and details on enrolling in this course.

USACUA Releases Standardized Umpires’ Match Report Forms

Administrators of all leagues and tournaments in the USA are encouraged to include Umpires’ Match Reports are part of their normal process, regardless of whether or not there were untoward incidents occurring in any of the matches.

Umpires all across the USA are also encouraged to take it upon themselves to submit a Match Report (at least in a simple form such as the one available in this article), regardless of whether or not the leagues they officiate in stipulate this and also regardless of whether or not there were untoward incidents occurring in any of the matches.

This will ensure proper record-keeping and facilitate the creation of a repository of teams’ and individual players’ conduct over time.

Click here for the Official USACUA Match Report Form