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Udaya Wickramasinghe
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Udaya Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka

INTL CAREER: 1987 - 2004

Full Name

Wickrama Arachchige Udaya Wickramasinghe

Born

August 12, 1939, Matugama

Died

April 12, 2010, Colombo, (aged 70y 243d)

Other

Umpire, Referee

Udaya Wickramasinghe officiated in three home Tests between 1987 and 1997, against New Zealand (1987), Australia (1992) and Pakistan (1997) where he stood with the England umpire David Shepherd, and in 10 ODIs. Wickramasinghe became the first overseas umpire to qualify as an official instructor of the Association of Cricket Umpires (England) in 1988. A friendly and knowledgeable person, Wickramasinghe umpired for three decades having begun in 1969. He is best remembered for giving three consecutive lbw decisions against India which enabled Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed achieve a hat-trick on his way to world record ODI figures of 7 for 37 in the Sharjah final in 1991.

Career Averages

Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV UmpireReferee
Test431
ODI19154
WODI11
FC312
List A22