Some of Cayman’s top umpires have been honoured by West Indies cricket.
The Cayman Islands Cricket Umpires Association are now full members of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association at the recent biennial convention held in St. Lucia 17-23 July.
Cayman’s status is now full member, being elevated from an associate member. This promotion means that our local umpires are on par with other regional and international umpires who have gained similar qualifications. Cayman also has two votes on the general council.
The Cayman association has satisfied all the requirements under the West Indies constitution to become a full member. Chief among those requirements are international cricket has been played in the territory and the Cayman Islands has fulfilled its quota of producing 10 qualified umpires.
This elevation means that our local umpires are in line to be awarded regional matches and are entitled to all the privileges, benefits and promotions afforded to other regional umpires.
News of the promotion was witnessed at the St. Lucia convention last Thursday by Cayman delegates Chabienauth Samaroo and Sydney Moore. Of the two Moore was also presented with his certification as a fully qualified umpire.
Cayman umpires continue to provide quality officiating in the local cricket leagues with some umpires officiating in international matches such as the recent International Cricket Council Americas Region T20 competition.