2012 USACUA Seminar Series Dates Announced

USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles announces the training sessions forUmpires and Scorers will commence on:

Date: Sunday January 15, 2012
Place: Lucas Sport Club (TENTATIVE -Subjected to change)
1012 Ralph Avenue (Between Tilden & Snyder Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Time: Starts at 12:00PM sharp

The sessions will run for a period of fourteen weeks and will culminate with the administration of the USACUA Preliminary and Final Exams. Prospective umpires are reminded that they will need to maintain an eighty (80) percent attendance rate in order to qualify to sit any examination administered by the Association.

Members who have taken and passed the USACUA or the WICUA qualifying examinations are also required to attend these seminars.

Information about the training sessions has already being communicated to the USACA’s Regional Directors, league Presidents and other league executives. Coordinators and league representatives are asked to convey this information to prospective umpires or individuals within the leagues who aspire to be trained as umpires. They may also submit contact information of clubs members to the USACUA secretariat so that the information can be directly forwarded to them.


WICUA Oral Exams Information

WICUA will be conducting the 2011 Oral Examinations at two centers, Brooklyn NY and Fort Lauderdale FL. Both centers will conduct the WICUA Oral Examinations on December 11, 2011 at 9:00AM sharp.

A $10 fee will be charged by WICUA and payable to WICUA to be eligible to take on the Oral Examinations.

Center 1:

Lucas Sports Club
1012, Ralph Avenue,
Brooklyn NY

Contacts: Mr. Hammy Reid (917-741-7991) and/or Mr. Fitzroy Hayles
Examiners: To be determined.

Center 2:

Address to be announced
Fort Lauderdale FL

Contacts: Mr. Astor Carroll (305-654-879)
Examiners: Basdoe Dookie (Canada)
Local Examiners: Hubert Smythe and Mohamed Baksh

Eligible Umpires
Augustine Francis – Georgia
Ephraim Robertson – Georgia
Carl Miles – Georgia
Wesley McIntosh – Massachusetts
Macmillan Diah – Florida
Babu Venkatachalapathy – Texas
Ravishankar Byrappagowda – California
Mihir Patel – New Jersey
Premdath Mangale – Florida
Deepak Katte – New Jersey
Nazar Ali – Connecticut
Lynden McLaren – Massachusetts
Royland Williams – Florida
Ram Ragoo – Maryland
Mohamed Baksh – New York
Sugan Kumar – Connecticut
Astor Carroll – Florida
Chandrasekharan Raman – New Jersey
Shinivas Reddy Chirra – New Jersey
Edward Clarke – Massachusetts
John Williams – Connecticut

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.