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Tyron Wijewardene

Tyron Wijewardene
Personal information
Full name Tyron Hirantha Wijewardene
Born (1961-08-29) 29 August 1961 (age 52)
Maradana, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left hand bat
Bowling style Left arm medium-fast
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 4 (2001–2005)
ODIs umpired 52 (1999–present)
T20Is umpired 7 (2009–present)
FC umpired 167 (1994–present)
LA umpired 168 (1998–present)
T20 umpired 44 (2004–present)
Source: CricketArchive, 10 August 2013

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.

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.

References

  • CricketArchive - Player profile
  • Cricinfo - Player profile


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