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Tyron Wijewardene

Tyron Hirantha Wijewardene (born 29 August 1961, in Maradana), is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and current cricket umpire, elected to the International Panel of Umpires and Referees as Sri Lanka's second umpire.

Tyron Wijewardene
Personal information
Full nameTyron Hirantha Wijewardene
Born (1961-08-29) 29 August 1961 (age 58)
Maradana, Sri Lanka
BattingLeft hand bat
BowlingLeft arm medium-fast
RoleUmpire
Umpiring information
Tests umpired4 (2001–2005)
ODIs umpired52 (1999–2013)
T20Is umpired7 (2009–2012)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 118
Batting average 23.60
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 52
Balls bowled 503
Wickets 9
Bowling average 23.33
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/78
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 August 2013

As a cricketer, Wijewardene was a left-handed bowler, taking 9 wickets in his 5 First-class appearances for Saracens Sports Club in 1990/91. He was also a useful lower order batsman, getting one half-century having batted in just 5 innings.

Following an early retirement from cricket, he began umpiring and has stood in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals; standing in two matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

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