Full Name

Bathigama Badalage Jagath Nandakumar

Born

May 21, 1969, Matara

Age

52y 28d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

A fearless umpire whose continuous questioning of cricket officialdom has landed him in troubled waters and somewhat stalled his progress as an umpire. Jagath Nandakumara is an umpire who has made it to the top the hard way and is one who despises those who have bypassed him under Sri Lanka Cricket's fast track program. A brilliant cricketer at St Thomas' College Matara from the under 15 age group where he excelled as an all-rounder winning all the top prizes, Nandakumara made his first-class debut with United Southern SC before going onto play for Galle CC, Singha SC, Matara SC and Southern Province with distinction. He graduated to become a qualified cricket coach and coached his alma mater which produced cricketers in the calibre of Indika de Saram and Prabath Nissanka who went onto play for Sri Lanka. His first official international match was the 4-day unofficial test between Sri Lanka A and Pakistan A at Galle in 2001. In 2004 he was standby umpire for ODI between Sri Lanka and England. He is a teacher by profession.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq February 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC304868497920.210350
List A110222222.000000
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC301809721/1648.503.2390.0000
List A1000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
FC9090
List A6969
T202020

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Jagath Nandakumara
Jagath Nandakumara