Marais Erasmus Announces to Retire from Umpiring

Thu Feb 29 2024
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CAPE TOWN: Marais Erasmus, an esteemed figure in international cricket umpiring, has announced his retirement from the sport, local media reported on Thursday. The distinguished 60-year-old from South Africa has enjoyed a remarkable career across the world.

Erasmus’s final officiating duty will be the forthcoming Test series between New Zealand and Australia, signifying the culmination of an illustrious journey encompassing 80 Tests, 124 ODIs, and 43 T20 matches. His impact extended beyond men’s cricket, as he also officiated in 18 Women’s T20 matches with equal skill.

Taking to media, Erasmus said that he would miss the privileges and the traveling after retirement. Erasmus said, “ I’ve reached a point where I crave a more settled life, away from the constant upheaval. I made the decision last October and informed the ICC that I would conclude my contract in April, bringing closure to this chapter,”.

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