Full name Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva
Born March 28, 1956, Kalutara
Current age 59 years 125 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Galle Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 30-Sep 4, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Mar 1-5, 1991 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Sri Lanka at Kanpur, Dec 24, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 5, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1983/84 - 1996/97|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1993/94|
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 21-24, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Pakistan at Basseterre, May 20-24, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 22, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 13, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jun 1, 2012 scorecard|
Following an international cricket career from 1985-1992 where he represented his country in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs as a right-arm leg-spinner, Asoka de Silva quickly emerged as Sri Lanka's best-regarded cricket umpire. After he retired from first-class cricket in 1996/97 De Silva became a fully qualified coach before turning his attention to umpiring. He made his international debut at Galle against Pakistan in 1999/00 and was on the ICC's Elite Umpires Panel for a brief period of time before being relegated in early 2004. He however remains a member of the ICC International Umpires Panel and is often appointed to matches to support the Elite panel during busy periods in the international cricket season. Has umpired in two Cricket World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
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