Sri Lankan umpire KT Francis passes away

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013, 16:27 [IST]
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Sri Lankan umpire KT Francis passes away

Colombo, June 10: 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 on Monday.

He was 73. Francis died in a hospital on Sunday, 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.


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