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.

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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.


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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.

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USACUA Founding Member Mr. Owen Roberts passes away

USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles regretfully announced the passing away of Mr. Owen Roberts, a founding member of the USA Cricket Umpires Association.

Mr. Roberts was one of the founding member of our association and have served with distinction in several capacities within the association.

Mr. Roberts passed away early this morning, January 2nd, 2012 after a long illness. We wish to extend our sympathy to his family in their time of grief.

Funeral arrangements are not available at this time, but will be posted as they become available.

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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.


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