Tuesday, April 16, 2024

CSA mourns the passing of Umpire, Shaun George

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Photo Credit: Lee Warren – Gallo Image/Cricket South Africa

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that Cricket South Africa (CSA) mourns the passing of Shaun George, a stalwart of South African cricket whose contributions to the game were immense and far-reaching.

Shaun’s journey in cricket spanned decades, from his days as a talented all-rounder in the Pre-Unity era, representing Transvaal and Eastern Province in 17 First-Class matches, to establishing himself as one of the top umpires in the world.

His umpiring career was nothing short of exemplary, officiating in over 109 First-Class matches, 171 List A matches, 72 One Day Internationals, and 58 T20 Internationals.

George’s expertise and dedication were evident on the grandest stages, officiating in five ICC Women’s World Cups including the 2017 Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s, a moment that underscored his remarkable proficiency and professionalism.

Beyond his achievements on the field, Shaun was a mentor, a coach, and a beacon of wisdom for aspiring umpires.

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

CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, said ;

“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 Moseki.

 

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