CSA mourns passing of legendary Umpire

CSA mourns passing of legendary Umpire

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the passing of legendary Umpire Shaun George on Monday, 26 February 2024, describing him as a stalwart, exemplary and a beacon of wisdom.

CSA says George was a decorated Umpire with extensive experience that earned him to be an Umpire in five ICC Women’s World Cups including the 2017 Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s. According to the CSA, George officiated in over 109 First-Class matches, 171 List A matches, 72 One Day Internationals, and 58 T20 Internationals.

Shaun George’s career span’s from decades ago, from the apartheid era when he used to play for Transvaal and Eastern Province in 17 First-Class matches, while making his way to become one of the top umpires in the world.

“Shaun’s sudden departure leaves a huge void in South African cricket, and his absence will be felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His extraordinary character, marked by his kindness and generosity, will be sorely missed.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, especially his son Nathan and daughter Tiffany, during this difficult time. May they find solace in the memories of a remarkable man who touched the lives of many through his passion for the game. Rest in peace, Shaun George. Your legacy will endure in the annals of South African cricket,” said the CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki

The CSA said George, as a CSA Match Referee and Umpire Coach, played a crucial role in nurturing the next generation of officials, imparting his vast knowledge and nurturing their talents with extraordinary care and compassion.

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