USACUA General Body 2015 Election Results

The USACUA General Body convened Sunday, Feb 15th, 2015 to conduct it regular business and also elect the new Executives for the 2015-16 session.

The election officers Mr. Clarence Modeste, Mr. Jay Singh and Mr. Wilton Ricketts laid out a smooth election process that was conducted fairly and efficiently. The following members were elected to their posts:

President Mr. Fitzroy I. Hayles

Vice-President Mr. Danny Khan

Secretary Mr. Mohamed S. Baksh

Asst. Secretary Mr. Ravishankar Byrappagowda

Treasurer Mr. Qayaam Farrouq

Chief Training Officer Mr. Mohamed N. Baksh

Public Relations Officer Mr. Carl Patrick

Trustees Ms. Grace Carrington and Ms. Aileen Naughton


After the elections, all elected officers thanked the general body and spoke of working togetherĀ to achieve the common goals of the umpires. The President Mr. Hayles released a statement urging the Members and the Executive to work together for the betterment of the Association.

Mr. Mohamed S. Baksh, who was elected unopposedĀ as the Association Secretary, spoke of the urgency of working together. “Now that the election season is over, it is incumbent upon all of our members of USACUA to work together in unison and harmony to realize the objectives of our Association. We must as an unified body provide unconditional support to each other and to the endeavors of our Association.”, he said. The other Executives pledged to work to improving the Association’s image and strengthening the foundation of the Association.

A press release from the Executives read, “The new Executive Body will do everything within its authority to provide effective and efficient leadership to USACUA in an effort to promote amongst other things, the further advancement of the Association and development of each member. Members are hereby urged to provide support towards the hosting of the WICUA Convention which is scheduled to be held in New York in July 2015. Let us join hands to promote and develop USACUA together.”


Letter from the USACUA President Mr. Hayles.

USACUA Umpire Mohamed Gaffur of Florida passes away

USACUA deeply regrets to inform you that Umpire Mohamed Gaffur of Florida, passed away this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27, 2014 at 4:00pm.

The funeral services will be held on Sunday November 30th, 2014 at:

6301 Taft Street
Hollywood Florida 33024.

The viewing will be held on Sunday, 10:00am to 11:00am.

For more information, please contact Mr. Fred Hunter (954) 989-1550 or Mr. Danny Khan.

USACUA sends its condolences to the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Wife of Umpire Wilton Ricketts passes away

Umpire Ricketts who has been an integral part of the USACUA lost his beloved wife yesterday, Nov 13th, 2014.

Mr. Fitzroy Hayles, President of the Association extended his deepest sympathies and condolences on behalf of the members of the Association to Umpire Wilton Ricketts on the death of his wife.

The funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Dunamis Seventh Day Adventist Church.
461 Montauk Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11208.

The viewing will be on Sunday 23rd Nov 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Church. The repast and the service will follow the viewing. Interment will be on the following Monday morning in New Jersey.

The Association’s thoughts and prayers are with Umpire Ricketts.

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