Sri Lanka first Test captain Died: Bandula Varnapura, the first Test captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team, died during treatment at a private hospital. He was admitted to the ICU after the rise in the sugar level. Varnapura breathed his last at the age of 68.
Bandula Varnapura was the first Test captain of Sri Lanka
Let us tell you that Bandula was the captain in the first Test against England in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1982. He played a total of four Tests and 12 ODIs for Sri Lanka. However, his cricketing career was cut short when he was banned for life for touring South Africa in 1982–83.
Bandula also served as the national coach and administrator of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board in 1991. He was appointed Director of Coaching in 1994. After this, Bandula also worked as an ICC match referee and an umpire. He was also the Development Manager of the Asian Cricket Council.
Bandula Varnapura was born on March 01, 1953. He was a part of the Sri Lanka national team from 1975 to 1982. He was a right-handed batsman, and could also bowl fast at medium pace. He also played 57 First Class matches and 33 List-A matches. He played a brilliant innings of 154 runs against the Pakistan Under-25 team. He has 2280 runs in first class cricket and 579 runs in List-A cricket.