Erasmus remains SA's lone elite umpire

2017-07-03 07:48
Marais Erasmus (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named an unchanged Elite Panel of umpires for the 2017/18 season, following their annual review and selection process.

The South African veteran umpire Marais Erasmus is one of the 12 names announced by the ICC to stand in international fixtures.

Erasmus, 53, has stood in 71 One-Day Internationals (ODI), 43 Tests and 26 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) to date.

The decision was made by the ICC Umpires Selection Panel consisting of chairperson and ICC general manager of cricket, Geoff Allardice, ICC chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle, ex-England player, coach, umpire and now a commentator - David Lloyd, and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, the former India captain and international umpire.

The Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for the 2017/18 season will be:

Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.

Meanwhile, the ICC has also retained the same group of Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees for the 2017/18 season.

The seven match referees, who will be refereeing during the upcoming season, are:

David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andy Pycroft, Javagal Srinath and Richie Richardson.

Read more on:    icc  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.