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Full name Bulathsinghalage Cyril Cooray
Born May 15, 1941, Colombo
Current age 73 years 109 days
Major teams Nationalised Services Cricket Association, Saracens
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|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|
|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|
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.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?