United States of America Cricket Umpires’ Association graciously accepted the invitation to host the 2015 West Indies Cricket Umpires’ Association Biennial Convention.
The announcement by USA Delegate Mr. Mohammed N. Baksh was met with loud cheers and applause. Mr. Baksh asked all umpires to apply early for US visas and also indicated that USACUA will provide all required letters and documentations to their respective member countries for the visa applications.
An informal poll among the participants indicated that New York is the front runner for hosting this prestigious convention followed by Florida, Atlanta and Las Vegas.
It is believed that New York was the choice of the umpires, since many have family and friends in the area.
USACUA President and WICUA Area I Vice-President, Mr. Fitzroy Hayles said that he was thrilled that USA was chosen to host the 2015 convention and will announce the details as they are made available.
USA Cricket Umpires’ Association members were at the recently concluded West Indies Cricket Umpires’ Association Biennial Convention in Trinidad at the Cascadia Hotel in St. Anns.
The USA delegates were Mr. Mohammed N. Baksh and Mr. Partap Bachan.
A new Executive Committee was elected at the convention. Mr. Fitzroy Hayles, who serves as the President of the USACUA and as the Area I Vice-President for the WICUA was reelected unopposed to the same position.
The convention lasted six days from the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony and the Awards and Dinner Banquet at which various awards and certificates where distributed.
Most senior members, current and retired were honored at the Awards Banquet for their contributions to WICUA, Umpiring and Cricket in general. WICUA is celebrating its 50th year in existence.
The WICB President Mr. Dave Cameron from Jamaica was the guest of honor at the Awards Banquet.
USACUA agreed to host the 2015 WICUA convention.
USACUA wishes to sincerely thank the Executive Committee Members, Delegates, Observers and well-wishers for their continued support.
USACUA also wishes to thank the Trinidad Scorers and Umpires Council for their hospitality and hosting the 2013 convention.