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Asoka de Silva (cricketer)

Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit De Silva (born March 28, 1956) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs from 1985 to 1992. Asoka was educated at Isipathana College, Colombo. He later became an umpire.[1]

Asoka de Silva
අශෝක ද සිල්වා
Personal information
Full nameEllawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva
Born (1956-03-28) 28 March 1956 (age 63)
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight arm leg break
RoleUmpire, Commentator
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 29)30 August 1985 v India
Last Test1 March 1991 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 52)24 December 1986 v India
Last ODI5 September 1992 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1994–1996Galle
1988–1997Nondescripts
Umpiring information
Tests umpired49 (2000–present)
ODIs umpired122 (1999–present)
T20Is umpired11 (2009–2012)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 28 84 36
Runs scored 185 138 1900 174
Batting average 15.41 9.85 21.11 10.23
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/8 0/0
Top score 50 19* 82* 19*
Balls bowled 2328 1374 11723 1812
Wickets 8 17 186 26
Bowling average 129.00 56.88 24.46 47.88
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/67 3/38 6/48 3/38
Catches/stumpings 4/– 6/– 48/– 6/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 April 2017

Umpiring careerEdit

De Silva was the first ever Sri Lankan Umpire to be on the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. He served on the panel between 2002 and 2004 when he was dropped down to the International Panel, but was invited back to the Elite level in April 2008 when the panel was expanded to twelve members.[2]

He continued as a member of the International Panel in the interim period, being used by the ICC to support the Elite Panel during busy periods in the International cricket season. He umpired in the Cricket World Cup tournaments in 2003, 2007 and 2011. De Silva was moved to less crucial matches during the 2011 Cricket World Cup after a review of his performance.[3] He was not considered to the Elite Panel for the third time in his career after May 2011.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International cricketers turned umpires". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ Cricinfo. "Asoka de Silva and Steve Davis promoted to Elite Panel". Archived from the original on 28 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  3. ^ http://www.sport360.com/cricket/news/63881-icc-world-cup-umpire-de-silva-dropped[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/current/story/516640.html

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