A FOUR-member delegation from Trinidad and Tobago attending the West Indies Cricket Umpires’ Association’s (WICUA) 28th biennial convention being held at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica from July 1 to July 8, 2017.
Leading the T&T contingent is Parasram Singh, president of T&T Umpires’ and Scorers’ Association. He is accompanied by Anne-Marie Charles, Mitra Ragoonanan and Lorna Alleyne.
The WICUA convention brings together over 120 delegates and observers from ten affiliated countries or territories comprising Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, T&T, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Canada and the United States.
The important meeting is held every two years on a rotational basis and the last convention was hosted by the United States in 2015.
According to Vivian Johnson, Honorary Secretary of WICUA, the coming together of the region’s top officials is a welcome and exciting time for the umpires, as they have an opportunity to dialogue with each other, get to know fellow umpires from across the region, and most importantly to discuss matters pertinent to cricket and umpiring in the region, and the world.
Johnson said it is a means by which ideas garnered from resolutions, discussions and other information are provided to Cricket West Indies for action as the regional administrative body plays an important role in their conventions and was instrumental in the formation of the WICUA in 1962.