Full name Bulathsinghalage Cyril Cooray
Born May 15, 1941, Colombo
Current age 74 years 143 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.
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