Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA) Taps USACUA Umpires As
External Examiners for 2008 Oral Examinations
Dec. 2nd, 2008
United States of America Cricket Umpires Association (USACUA) umpires
Mohamed Baksh and Fitzroy Hayles have been designated as External
Umpires for the upcoming West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA)
Oral Examination scheduled for Sunday December 7, 2008. Mohammed Baksh
will be the external examiner in Guyana, and Fitzroy Hayles will do
similar duties in neighboring Canada.
Fitzroy Hayles and Mohamed Baksh.
the Oral Examination is the final stage in the qualification of umpires
in the certification of umpires by the WICUA. The West Indies Cricket
Board was entrusted to provide guidance to the United States of America
Cricket Association (USACA), and the WICUA as the institution entrusted
to provide training and certification of umpires for those countries
that comprise the WICB, as well as those that fall under the jurisdiction
of the WICB, and know as the ICC Americas Region including Canada,
the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, which are fully aligned with the WICUA,
and like the USACUA, have held FULL member status within this prestigious
Umpires Baksh and Hayles are senior members of the United States of
America Cricket Umpires Association and have been intimately involved
with training and certification of umpires within the United States
of America. Mohammed Baksh is a Hall of Fame umpire, who is widely
respected as one of the most qualified instructors and is well versed
in the Laws of Cricket. He is cognizant of all the changes that have
taken place with the Laws of Cricket. Mr. Hayles, like Mr. Baksh,
is an educator and is also very familiar with the laws of cricket.
He has provided guidance to USACA, and other tournament committees,
on changes in regulations and updates in playing conditions. In effect
Mr. Baksh is currently the Chairman of Training and examination for
the USACUA and Mr. Hayles is the Vice President of the Association
and coordinates all functions that pertain to training and assignment
of umpires through the USACUA.
Mr. Baksh and Mr. Hayles, along with other members of USACUA’s
Training and Examination Committee, through the WICUA have conducted
training in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Washington, Florida and Georgia. Requests for training and certification
of umpires have been received from Chicago, Texas, Minnesota, California
and regions of Canada.
The Oral Examination is the second phase in the final assessment of
the qualifying stage of umpires within all territories of the world.
The first stage involves the on-field assessment of umpires and involves
the performing visual (observation) analyses of umpires as they perform
their duties during matches. Mr. Hayles and Mr. Baksh are also WICUA
qualified umpires’ assessors and do regular match assessments
for WICUA certification.