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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 AGM and Elections held March 10, 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the United States of America Cricket Umpires Association, Inc. was held on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

The following officers were elected to serve a period of two (2) years:

President Mr. Fitzroy Hayles
Vice-President Mr. Deepak Katte
Secretary Mr. Babu Venkatachalapathy
Asst. Secretary Mr. Ravishankar Byrappagowda
Treasurer Mr. Qayaam Farrouq
Training Officer Mr. Mohammad N. Baksh
Public Relations Officer Mr. Danny Khan
Trustees Mr. Ram Ragoo, Ms. Grace Carrington, Mr. Lincoln Champagnie
Sargent-At-Arms Mr. Sylvester Mulcair
Chaplain Mr. Harris James


Here is the press release.

USACUA AGM and Elections set for February 10, 2013 2:00pm

The Annual General Meeting of the United States of America Cricket Umpires Association, Inc. will be held in Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Date: Sunday, Feb 10, 2013
Time: 2:00pm Sharp
Place: 655 Parkside Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11226
(MS2 Middle School)

Please see the 2013 Election Process for additional details.

The agenda for the meeting shall be as follows:

  • Review the minutes of the previous AGM
  • Correction and confirmation of the minutes of the previous AGM
  • 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
  • Elect Officers


There will be a separate communication on the Election process, which will be sent later. In the meanwhile if any financial member would like to nominate any candidate for any position, they can forward the same to the secretary of the association.

Please be advised the training sessions officially begin on Sunday January 20, 2013 and will last for 14 weeks.

The tentative location for the training session
Place: 89 Ralph Avenue, corner of Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn NY


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!