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.
|Full name||Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva|
|Born||28 March 1956|
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
|Bowling||Right arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 29)||30 August 1985 v India|
|Last Test||1 March 1991 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 52)||24 December 1986 v India|
|Last ODI||5 September 1992 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|Tests umpired||49 (2000–present)|
|ODIs umpired||122 (1999–present)|
|T20Is umpired||11 (2009–2012)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 April 2017
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.
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. He was not considered to the Elite Panel for the third time in his career after May 2011.
- "International cricketers turned umpires". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Cricinfo. "Asoka de Silva and Steve Davis promoted to Elite Panel". Archived from the original on 28 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- http://www.sport360.com/cricket/news/63881-icc-world-cup-umpire-de-silva-dropped[permanent dead link]