JOHANNESBURG – Cricket SA (CSA) on Thursday congratulated the various members of the South African squad as well as match official Marais Erasmus on being honoured when the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its award winners for the 2017 calendar year.
Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada were all named in the ICC Test team of the year and De Kock and AB de Villiers were named in the ICC ODI team of the year.
Marais Erasmus won the prestigious David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the year for the second successive year.
The Test trio are all first-time selections for this team, although, De Kock and Rabada both made the ODI team the previous year on which occasion De Kock was also named ICC ODI player of the year.
De Villiers is also a former ICC ODI player of the year.
“Congratulations to all our players as well as umpire Erasmus for their well-deserved recognition,” said CSA acting CEO Thabang Moroe.
“For Marais Erasmus to be named Umpire of the year for a second successive year is a huge achievement. He remains a superb role model and inspiration to our match officials,” concluded Moroe.
African News Agency (ANA)