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B.C. Cooray      

Full name Bulathsinghalage Cyril Cooray

Born May 15, 1941, Colombo

Current age 73 years 289 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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (Colts) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Colts 485/6d Ragama 220/2
Group B: Moors v SLPACC at Colombo (Moors) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Moors 180 & 62/1 SLPACC 229
Group A: Nondescripts v SL Air SC at Colombo (NCC) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Nondescripts 378 & 18/0 SL Air SC 190
Group B: Sinhalese v Chilaw at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Chilaw 269 & 10/1 Sinhalese 278
Group B: SL Army v Col CC at Panagoda - Feb 27-Mar 1
Col CC 324 & 96/2 SL Army 220
Group A: Tamil Union v Bloomfield at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Bloomfield 216 & 97/0 Tamil Union 179
22nd Match, Pool A: England v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Mar 1
England 90/2 (18.1/50 ov)
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