Sri Lanka's pioneer umpire K T Francis passes away

Updated: June 10, 2013, 5:59 PM IST
Sri Lanka's pioneer umpire K T Francis passes away

Colombo: Renowned Sri Lankan umpire K T Francis, who stood in islanders' inaugural Test match in 1982, has passed away after losing battle against acute diabetes, family sources said Monday.

He was 73. Francis died in a hospital yesterday, they said. A Tamil, Francis along with Herbie Felsinger officiated in Sri Lanka's first-ever Test match against England here in February 1982.

He was a member of the ICC international panel of umpires and officiated in 25 Tests and 56 ODIs between 1982 and 1999.

First Published: June 10, 2013, 5:59 PM IST

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