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Full name Ranmore Etholson John Martinesz
Born June 24, 1967, Colombo
Current age 47 years 177 days
Major teams Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown, Mar 12-14, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 17-21, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v New Zealand at Dambulla, Aug 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Netherlands v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, 2013 scorecard|
Ranmore Martinesz has proved himself an umpire worthy of being recognized at international level and be included in the ICC's International Panel of Umpires in the near future. For the past three years he has officiated as third umpire in Test matches and ODIs. His most important assignment was umpiring the Euro Asia Cup one-day final between India and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in front of a crowd of 50,000. Apart from that he has officiated Intercontinental matches at Nepal and in 2003 umpired matches in Bangladesh's domestic tournament. Martinesz was forced to take up umpiring due to a persistent back injury which cut short his career as a cricketer. A fast bowling all-rounder he had a distinguished career at St Peter's College finishing as runner-up Best Bowler in 1985 and then being selected to play for Sri Lanka Under 19 against Australia under 19 in 1985 and for Sri Lanka under 23 against Pakistan under 23 in 1987/88. He represented SSC, Negombo CC and Sebastianites in the Premier tournament before eventually retiring from the game in 1994. He took up umpiring in 1996 and was promoted to the Premier division in 2000.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq February 2008
When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.
From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama
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.
Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
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
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
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