Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced the umpires’ and match
referees’ panels for the 2015/16 season.
umpires - Stephen Harris and Clifford Isaacs - have been promoted from the
amateur panel to the national first-class panel.
addition, there are four newcomers to the amateur panel in Gladman Gaseba,
Kevin Lawrence, Hassen Dawood and Bongani Ntshebe who have shown promise at the
various select CSA tournaments.
the top end of the spectrum Marais Erasmus serves on the ICC Elite Panel of
Umpires while Johan Cloete, Shaun George and Adrian Holdstock are all members
of the ICC International Panel of Umpires.
national match referees panel is unchanged.
to all our umpires on their deserved appointments for next season,” commented
CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “Umpires are central to the game of cricket
and we are fortunate to have an extremely competent group of match officials.
will continue to create opportunities for them to develop through our exchange
programmes with Australia, India and New Zealand.
would like to single out Brian Jerling, ‘The General’, as he is affectionately
known. He has decided to call time after serving South African cricket for the
past 27 years with distinction. As the then convener of selectors I recall his
being one of the standing officials during the famous 438 One-Day International
in 2006. That must have been one of his many personal highlights.
are sad to lose the services of Lourens Engelbrecht, who is standing down
because of ill-health, and we thank him for his contribution to the game.”
respective panels for the forthcoming season are:
National First Class Panel
Cloete - ICC International Umpire
Erasmus - ICC Elite Panel Umpire
George - ICC International Umpire
Harris - Promoted from Amateur Panel
Holdstock - ICC International TV Umpire
Isaacs - Promoted from Amateur Panel
Dawood - New
Gaseba - New
Lawrence - New
Ntshebe - New
Match Referees Panel