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Full name Wahalathanthirige Atula Senanayake
Born August 13, 1956, Colombo
Current age 58 years 130 days
Major teams Isipathana College, Sri Lanka Army
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
An umpire of great promise Athula Senanayake is waiting on the wings for international recognition having started his umpiring career in 1996 and being promoted to the Premier panel in 2001. So far his umpiring abilities have been limited to officiating matches against touring sides, 'A' teams and under 19 sides. His last assignment was officiating the 3-day match between England and Sri Lanka 'A' at the NCC in 2008. Senanayake was a left-arm leg-spinner who played three years for Isipathana MV from 1971 before joining the Sri Lanka Army in 1976 and playing for them in the Sara trophy for six years. He is currently employed at the National Savings Bank as an executive officer.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq February 2008
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test