International Cricket Council (ICC) elite umpire Marais Erasmus from South Africa has announced his retirement.

According to foreign media, a test series to be played between New Zealand and Australia will be the last assignment of the 60-years-old Erasmus.

He umpired in 80 Tests, 124 ODIs and 43 T20 matches. He also officiated in 18 Women’s T20 matches and was named ICC Umpire of the Year three times.


Erasmus says that in October last year he told the ICC about retirement. He has also played first-class cricket for South Africa.