Ranil Abeynaike passes away

Ranil Abeynayake passes away Sri Lanka cricket

Former cricketer and commentator Ranil Abeynaike has passed away today at the age of 57. He had been receiving treatment at a private hospital and died of a heart attack.

He has played first-class cricket for Sri Lanka, List A cricket as well as English county cricket for Bedfordshire. The Right-hand batsman also played for Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC).

In his first-class career(1973-1990), he played fourteen matches, scoring 412 runs at an average of 24.23, with a high score of 66. With the ball, he took 9 wickets at a bowling average of 40.00, with best figures of 6/131.

As a commentator he has commentated on cricket for United Arab Emirates based sports broadcaster TEN Sports since 2004.


Courtesy: Ada Derana