Jan 30, 2016 Sports
Guyanese Javed Persaud and Totaram Ramnarine were successful at the 2015 West Indies
Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (WICUA) Oral and Practical Examination.
Forty three candidates took the examination and 98% of the candidates were successful.
The highest mark of 97% was attained by Rajesh Babujalli of the United States of America, closely followed by Maurice Green from Jamaica with 95.6%.
Persaud, a member of the Georgetown Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, gained 93% while Ramnarine of Wakenaam chalked 90%. Speaking with Kaieteur Sport, both candidates stated that they are delighted to be successful and expressed gratitude to the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council. Persaud said he owed much of his success to his late father Daynu Persaud (passed away recently), his mother Zareena Dinally, Safraz Persaud, Nareena (only name given) and Qualfon Guyana Inc, while Ramnarine, headmaster of the Essequibo Islands Secondary School, expressed appreciation to the Wakenaam Cricket Committee and Essequibo, Georgetown and Wakenaam Cricket Umpires’ Associations for their assistance.
Meanwhile, thirty seven candidates wrote WICUA 2015 Final Written examination and thirty six candidates were successful. The person achieving the highest score is Giangiopadhay Aveek of USA, with 93%, and the second highest mark – Alvin Randolph of St. Maarten attained 89%. Guyanese Jogeshwar Goberdhan scored 82 %. WICUA has extended congratulations to all candidates.
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