Full name Wahalathanthirige Atula Senanayake
Born August 13, 1956, Colombo
Current age 60 years 222 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
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history