Umpire Mohammed N. Baksh To Be Inducted Into Cricket Hall Of Fame
Internationally known West Indies and United States of America Cricket
Umpires Association (USACUA) umpire Mohammed Nabbie Baksh will be
inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Connecticut, this
Saturday, September 20, 2008. A native of Guyana, Mr. Baksh has been
in charge of training and examination for USACUA umpires since the
inception of the organization in 1992.
Mohammed Nabbie Baksh
Umpire Baksh was
born in February 1943 and received his tertiary education in Guyana
and served as a teacher and education administrator with the Guyana
Ministry of Education. Quite an avid cricketer, Umpire Baksh started
his career as a league umpire doing duties in first-division Case
Cup matches in his native Guyana. He was selected to serve as an elite
umpire in the Red Stripe Cup competition.
He continues to be more that an on-field jurist, sharing his knowledge
with a host of young people who are desirous of becoming umpires.
Umpire Baksh migrated to the United States and immediately became
involve in the training and development of local umpires. Mr. Baksh
has shared his knowledge with thousand of umpires in many states within
the USA. A very vocal and strong-willed individual, umpire Baksh has
never refused to challenge the prudence of the Laws of Cricket and
have advocated for many fundamental changes to the laws.
In a conversation with umpire Baksh you will always observe that his
greatest joy was being a High School Principal in his native country
of Guyana. Therefore, it was inevitable that many of us that have
benefited directly from his style of teaching as the Chief Training
Officer for the USACUA. His students have continuously outperformed
the other territories at the WICUA examinations. A professional umpire,
Mohammed N. Baksh is also a senior administrator with the Catholic
Charities of New York, a job he has held for quite a number of years.
Umpire Baksh follows closely in the footsteps of his colleague umpire
Hammy Reid, who was inducted last year into the Cricket hall of Fame.