Former South African all rounder Mike Procter has quit his position as an ICC match referee to take up his new role as convener of selectors with Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Having officiated in 47 Tests, 154 ODIs and 15 T20 internationals since becoming a match referee in 2002, Procter starts his new job on 1 December.
As part of his final obligations to the ICC, he will take charge of his last two series between Pakistan and West Indies in Abu Dhabi, followed by Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
“Speaking from personal experience I know that his new role as CSA’s convenor of selectors will be a challenging and rewarding one,” ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat told Cricinfo.com.
“However, I also know that Mike will bring to it all the cricket wisdom he has acquired over more than 40 years of top-level involvement. His starting date with CSA, arrived at after negotiations between us at the ICC and CSA chief executive Gerald Majola ahead of CSA’s announcement, allows Mike to complete his obligations as a match referee before assuming his new role.
“This is important because it sets a definitive mark between the end of one job and the start of another and, in terms of Mike’s position as a match referee, it ensures the continued integrity and independence of that role.”