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Full name Shantikumar Milroy Kantharatnam
Born December 5, 1954, Jafna, Sri Lanka
Current age 60 years 115 days
Major teams Bahrain, Canada, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
A right arm opening bowler, and hard hitting right hand bat Kantharatnam Shanthikumar was in the Sri Lankan squad at the 1979 ICC Trophy in England, and later in the 1990 Canadian squad, although in neither tournament was he selected to play. In Sri Lanka he played for the powerful Tamil Union Club, and at one point captained the Bahrain national team. He had a season with Norwich CC in the Lancashire League in 1981. In Canada he has played for Grace Church and Centurions CC in the Toronto leagues.
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