Sudath Pasqual, Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) tournament, provincial cricket and women's cricket manager, will quit his post shortly to migrate to Canada with his family. Pasqual, 46, has been with SLC for the past five years and held the positions of co-ordinator umpires and manager umpires and tournaments before being promoted to his present role.
An outstanding schoolboy cricketer, he went on to represent his country even before he captained his school Royal College. In 1979, a year before he led Royal, Pasqual, a hard hitting left-hand batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler, was picked to play for Sri Lanka in the 1979 World Cup in England.
At 17 he became the youngest cricketer to play in a World Cup when he made his debut against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. However studies cut short his career as a cricketer when he migrated to the United States in 1982 to obtain a masters in political science dealing especially with international relationships.
But cricket being his first love Pasqual continued to pursue the sport playing in the California League. Having completed his studies Pasqual returned to Sri Lanka in 1997 and got involved in streamlining Sri Lanka cricket administration. Pasqual is migrating to Canada to enhance the studies of his two daughters aged 8 and 3.