The Passing of A Legend -Lennox “Douggie” Douglas, a.k.a. “Springer”

The Executive and members of the United States of America Cricket Umpires Assn., (USACUA) wish to announce the passing of one of its legendary member Lennox “Douggie” Douglas. Umpire Douglas passed away on Sunday September 30, 2012.

Known by many as just “Douggie”, he was a very active member of the USACUA family.Umpire Douglas was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines where he developed his love for cricket umpiring. On his migration to the USA, he became a member of the new formed USACUA, and continued to dedicate himself in serving the local leagues in the New York Cricket Region.He was an integral part of the umpiring fraternity for the New City Department of Education Public School Athletic League (PSAL) high school cricket competition, as well as the New York City Police Department (NYPD Cricket) Under 19 Competition, where he served with equal diligence and dedication.When last we spoke, Umpire Douglas reminded me that he has served cricket in the role of an umpire for more than 45 years.

Funeral Service for Umpire Douglas will be held at:

Date: Friday October 5, 2012
Place: St. Anthony Church,
425 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11213
Time: 4:30- 9:00pm.

USACUA Umpires top WICUA 2011 Oral and Practical Examination

Here are the results of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA) 2011 Oral and Practical Examination Results as released to the media by USACUA.

Twenty-two (22) candidates took the 2011 Final Oral and Practical examinations; 21 persons (95.5%) were successful and one (1) person (4.5%) failed. The candidate who attained the highest percentage is Mohammed Baksh of the United States of America (USA) with 98%, followed by Nazar Ali (USA); Barry Singh and Kellman Kowlessar, both Trinidadians, each attaining scores of 97%. Umpire Deepak Katte of New Jersey (Atlantic Region) and Ravishankar Byrappagowda of California (North West Region) attained individual scores of 96%.

Name of the Candidate City/State Region
Sylvan Taylor Florida South East
Mohammed Ally Florida South East
Royland Williams Florida South East
Astor Carroll Florida South East
Premdath Mangalie Florida South East
MacMillian Diah Florida South East
Augustine Francis Atlanta, Georgia South East
Rutherford Taylor Atlanta, Georgia South East
Carl Miles Atlanta, Georgia South East
Ephraim Robertson Atlanta, Georgia South East
Wesley McIntosh Boston, Massachusetts North East
Ali Nazar Connecticut North East
John Williams Connecticut North East
Deepak Katte New Jersey Atlantic
Mihir Patel New Jersey Atlantic
Chandrasekhran Raman New Jersey Atlantic
Shrinivas Reddy-Chirra New Jersey Atlantic
Ram Ragoo Washington D.C. Atlantic
Mohammed S. Baksh New York New York
Babu Venkatachalapathy Texas Central West
Ravishankar Byrappagowda California North West

Congratulations & Best Wishes to one and all!

USACUA announces the 2011 WICUA Practical and Oral Examination Results

USACUA President and WICUA Area I Vice-President, Mr. Fitzroy Hayles has released the official WICUA 2011 Practical and Oral Examination Results. Here is his statement:

On behalf of the Executives and members of the USACUA Inc, it gives me immense pleasure as President to extend our hearty congratulations to all USACUA Umpires who successfully completed the recently concluded WICUA Oral and Practical Examination, 2011.

I would like to specially congratulate Mr. Mohamed S. Baksh of New York, for TOPPING the WICUA Examinations 2011. Special congratulations also to Mr. Ali Nazar of Connecticut for securing the second position and to Mr. Ravishankar of California and Mr. Deepak Katte from New Jersey, for attaining joint third position in the WICUA Examinations 2011.

I’m also proud to say that USACUA by securing a berth in every one of the top 3 positions, was able to gain 4 out of the 6 positions in the top three rankings.

This is history of sorts for the association and a great achievement.

In effect, the results are testament of what we can do as an Association, when we join together and become dedicated to a “process”.

Your performances exemplify the continued efforts of the USACUA Training and Examination Department and the personal commitment demonstrated by the candidates and our instructors.

I’m proudly quoting excerpts from the Chairman of WICUA’s Training & Examination:

“Congratulations to all candidates who participated in the WICUA 2011 Oral & Practical Examinations. Eighty three (83) candidates took the 2011 Final Oral and Practical examinations. The table below [removed] illustrates that 67 persons (81%) were successful and 16 persons (19%) failed. The candidate who attained the highest percentage is Mohammed Baksh of the United States of America (USA) with 98%, followed by Nazar Ali (USA); Barry Singh and Kellman Kowlessar both Trinidadians each attaining 97%.

On this day and forward WICUA expects all of you to continue to be of service to your respective countries and more so you’re the umpiring body. Let your success be a motivating factor with an aim of aspiring to the highest level in umpiring”

For those of you who couldn’t unfortunately cross the line this time around, please do not loose heart. Success is not very far away. Just need a little more push. We are there to help.

For those to come, make the commitment and endeavor to put out the efforts to reach or exceed the levels attained by your fellow members.

To you all, this is just the beginning and the sky should always be your limit.

Congratulations & Best Wishes are in store for all.

USACUA Annual General Meeting on Sunday March 4th, 2012 – 2:00pm

USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles has announced that the Annual General Meeting of the Association wil be held on:
Sunday, March 4, 2012 – 2:00pm sharp

The Location:
1012 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11233
(Beween Tilden and Snyder)

The agenda of the meeting shall be as follows:

  • Review the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  • Correction and confirmation of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  • Review correspondences
  • Review the Secretary’s report
  • Review reports from committees
  • Review the President’s annual report
  • Review the Treasurer’s report
  • Conduct any other business that may properly come before the meeting


All Association Members are requested to attend the meeting.


USACUA sets up Online Umpiring Training Course with NJSCUA

USACUA member and NJSCUA President Mr. Deepak Katte has led a successful initiative for an online umpiring training course for the 2012 season. Members can attend the four hour weekly training course on Sundays 8:00am to 12:00pm from the convenience of their own home.

The participants require an internet connection to connect and participate in the training course.

Mr. Deepak Katte and Mr. Fitzroy Hayles planned the event to ensure that the USACUA membership can have access to the online material to prepare them for the USACUA and WICUA exams

Interested members should contact Mr. Deepak Katte for details.