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Sri Lanka-born Yohan Ramasundara 4th umpire today

Yohan RamasundaraSri Lanka-born Yohan Ramasundara will be the fourth umpire in today’s One-Day International between Sri Lanka and India at the Manuka Oval, in Canberra.

Ramasundara, (29) was born in Matara, and educated at Thurstan College, Colombo and migrated to Australia for higher studies in 1999.

At tpresent, he works for the Australian government and is a part-time cricket umpire.

"I always had a passion for cricket and wanted to be involved with the sport. Back in , my mother wouldn’t allow me to go for cricket practices as she thought it would affect my studies. After studies, it was too late to start cricket again and I took up umpiring," he told ’The Island’ on Monday.

Ramasundara, who took up umpiring seven years ago, made his first class debut last year when England played the Prime Minister’s XI in a warm up game, where he was the third umpire. Subsequently, he stood in Sri Lanka’s warm up game against the Prime Minister’s XI a fortnight ago and will function as the fourth umpire today.

"I was a bit nervous when I was called upon to do the Sri Lankan game. There were a couple of close leg before wicket shouts against Jayasuriya earlier on, and I gave him the benefit of the doubt and there was this one off Kumar Sangakkara, where he was trapped in front and I gave him out and it was quite tough to give out one of your favourite players," Ramasundara said.

The Sri Lankans players rate Ramasundara pretty highly and with age on his side, they believe he will go onto make the grade. (RC)

via The Island


February 12, 2008 - Posted by | Sports, Sri Lanka Cricket


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  2. I’m also from Thurstan College.

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