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B.C. Cooray
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B.C. Cooray

Sri Lanka

INTL CAREER: 1985 - 2011

Full Name

Bulathsinghalage Cyril Cooray

Born

May 15, 1941, Colombo

Age

79y 363d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV UmpireReferee
Test25214
ODI625012
WODI33
FC44539
List A342131
T2055

Photos


Umpire BC Cooray adds his skills to sorting out the stump camera problems
Sri Lankan supporters protest against BC Cooray's umpiring
Rudi Koertzen and BC Cooray are escorted off the field by security officials after another wretched day for both of them
Sri Lankan supporters protest against BC Cooray's umpiring
Nasser Hussain exchanges views with BC Cooray
BC Cooray: portrait