Cape Town - South African umpire Marais Erasmus has won the prestigious David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year for the second year running.
Erasmus, who is part of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, is the fifth umpire to win this trophy after Simon Taufel (2004-2008), Aleem Dar (2009-2011), Kumar Dharmasena (2012) and Richard Kettleborough (2013-2015).
The announcement was made by the International Cricket Council on Thursday as part of the organisation's individual award winners for 2017.
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Virat Kohli (India)
ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year: Steve Smith (Australia)
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Virat Kohli (India)
ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year: Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25 v England) (India)
David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year: Marais Erasmus
ICC Spirit of Cricket: Anya Shrubsole (England)
ICC Fans Moment of the Year: Pakistan stun India to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017