B.C. Cooray      

Full name Bulathsinghalage Cyril Cooray

Born May 15, 1941, Colombo

Current age 74 years 350 days

Major teams Nationalised Services Cricket Association, Saracens

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire

Umpiring statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Moratuwa, Sep 8-13, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Kandy, Mar 7-11, 2001 scorecard
Test matches 21
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Sep 21, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Mar 25, 2001 scorecard
ODI matches 48
ODI statistics
Profile

A senior executive with Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, BC Cooray was one of Sri Lanka's leading umpires throughout the 1990s but his career came to a sad end when he retired after making a string of shocking decisions in the Test against England at Kandy in 2000-01, leading to public demonstrations against him. He was, until then, considered to be a good official, albeit one who was stubborn and who was reluctant to admit to ever being wrong.
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Mar 25, 2001

Sri Lanka v England , second ODI, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (day/night), 25 March 2001

Umpire BC Cooray adds his skills to sorting out the stump camera problems

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Mar 10, 2001

Rudi Koertzen and BC Cooray are escorted off the field by security officials after another wretched day for both of them, Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test, Kandy, March 10, 2001

Rudi Koertzen and BC Cooray are escorted off the field by security officials after another wretched day for both of them

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Mar 10, 2001

Sri Lankan supporters protest against BC Cooray's umpiring, Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test, Kandy, March 10, 2001

Sri Lankan supporters protest against BC Cooray's umpiring

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