Cricket South Africa has congratulated Shaun George on his promotion to the ICC Test/ODI Emerging Panel of umpires.
The 50-year-old Port Elizabeth-born umpire has risen steadily up the ranks following his career as a first-class cricketer. He made his first-class and List A umpiring debuts in 2004, and his Twenty20 international debut followed in 2010, followed a year later by his one-day international debut. George was included as one of 17 on-field umpires for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and appeared as one of the on-field umpires for the final.
‘This is another feather in the cap for our collective fraternity of umpires,’ commented CSA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe. ‘Shaun has been given the responsibility of several high profile matches in recent times, including last year’s ICC Women’s World Cup final and this year’s ICC U19 World Cup final and, with Marais Erasmus having been named ICC Umpire of the Year for the second year in a row, it shows what high regard there is for our match officials.
‘Marais has been a wonderful inspiration and role model to all our umpires. Umpires are central to the game of cricket and we are fortunate to have an extremely competent group of match officials,’ concluded Mr Moroe.
George played first-class cricket for Eastern Province and Transvaal between 1987 and 1991. George took 29 first-class wickets at an average of 26.62 (economy 2.40, S/R 66.5 balls), with best innings figures of 3-66. He scored 230 first-class runs at an average of 10.95, with the highest score 45 not out.
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