Homage to USACUA Umpire and Chaplain Mr. Jerry Kishun

USACUA Chaplain Mr. Jerry KishunTributes and deepest heartfelt condolences come pouring in from various parts of the world for Mr. Jerry Kishun, who was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York.

WICUA Area I Vice-President and current USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles led the umpires in paying their last respects to Mr. Jerry Kishun.

 

Speech from Mr. Hayles

 

New York Times Article

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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

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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.

 

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USA well represented at the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association Convention, 2011

USACUA President and Delegate Mr. Fitzroy Hayles at the WICUA Convention 2011

USACUA President and Delegate Mr. Fitzroy Hayles at the Convention

United States of America Cricket Umpires Association proudly represented USA at the 2011 West Indies Cricket Umpires Association Biennial Convention held in St. Lucia.

USACUA President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles and the USACUA Chairman of Training and Examinations, Mr. Mohammed N. Baksh served as delegates. The week long convention was full of cricketing and cultural exchanges among delegates and observers from the member countries.

Among other items of business that were conducted at the Convention, Cayman Islands was voted in as the newest full member of the Association. USA recognized Mr. Billy Doctrove from Dominica and Mr. Vivian Johnson of Jamaica for their dedicated and tireless services to WICUA and presented them with plaques of appreciation.

USACUA Delete Mr. Mohammed N. Baksh at the WICUA Convention 2011

USACUA Delete Mr. Mohammed N. Baksh

Mr. Fitzroy Hayles was successfully elected to serve as the Vice President of Area I, comprising of Jamaica, USA, Canada, Cayman Islands and Bermuda. He will hold this position for 2 years.

 

Area I Vice President Mr. Cecil Fletcher was elected to serve as the President of the WICUA.

 

USACUA extends its warm wishes and congratulations to the newly elected Leadership of WICUA.

The next WICUA 26th Biennial convention will be held in Trinidad.

 

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Umpire Ivor Stephens to be inducted in USA Cricket Hall of Fame

United States of America Cricket Umpires Association Inc. ‘s (USACUA) own Umpire, Ivor Stephens, will be inducted in the United States of America Cricket Hall of Fame on October 2, 20101. Umpire Stephens will be one of six new inductees to receive this prestigious honor, and will join four other USACUA members in the Hall of Fame.

Umpire Stephens was born in Jamaica, and started, developed and perfected his skills doing matches at the highest levels in his country. He migrated to the United States of America and was a founding member of USACUA who has helped to form the now national association in this country.

He has given much to the game of cricket and has contributed yeomanly to the training and certification of umpires in the USA.  Known among his peers as the most “well dressed umpire” to grace the field, Umpire Stephens is a sharp witted, but a no nonsense arbitrator on the field of play. He is not afraid to net out discipline to players, and always command respect for the game.

Currently “semi retired  from active umpiring, he still share his knowledge with those who aspire to learn the craft of umpire.

 

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