2016 Test cricketer now umpiring premier league club cricket fixtures

File image: Stiaan van Zyl.

Former Proteas batsman Stiaan van Zyl has become a Western Province Cricket Association premier league umpire.

Van Zyl has been officiating during the ongoing 2018-19 season – and will stand in Saturday, 17 November’s key premier league clash between Claremont Cricket Club and Victoria Cricket Club.

Bellville Cricket Club’s van Zyl played a dozen Tests between 2014 and 2016, but has since joined Sussex in the United Kingdom’s County Championship. He played for the Cape Cobras as recently as March 2018.

Western Province Cricket Umpires Association secretary Shamiel Isaacs confirmed van Zyl’s stint in the 2018-19 premier league will end in January 2019, as Sussex commitments resume.

“I will hopefully go into umpiring after my playing career – that’s the plan,” van Zyl told Club Cricket SA.

The important premier league outing will also feature former Proteas batsman Richard Levi, who will play for hosts Claremont Cricket Club.

Ex-Proteas fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt played for Victoria Cricket Club earlier this season, but has since joined the Tshwane Spartans squad for the inaugural Mzansi Super League.

From the archives:

Kemp vacates Claremont Cricket Club role

Duminy to play for Strandfontein Cricket Club

Steyn to play club cricket in Cape Town

Parnell to represent Montrose Cricket Club again

Bellville Cricket Club pick Proteas seamer

Philander back for Tygerberg Cricket Club

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