K. T. Francis

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K. T. Francis
Personal information
Full name Kandiah Thirugnansampandapillai Francis
Born 15 October 1939
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Died 9 June 2013(2013-06-09) (aged 74)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Role Umpire
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 25 (1982–1999)
ODIs umpired 56 (1982–1999)
FC umpired 108 (1981–1999)
LA umpired 72 (1981–1999)
Source: CricketArchive, 10 June 2013

K. T. Francis, full name Kandiah Thirugnansampandapillai Francis (15 October 1939 – 9 June 2013) was a Sri Lankan cricket umpire.[1] Francis officiated in 25 Tests and 56 One Day Internationals between 1982 and 1999, mostly in his own country.

Francis' first Test as umpire was the one-off Test between Sri Lanka and England in February 1982; this was the first recognised Test match played by Sri Lanka. Three days earlier, Francis made his debut as a One Day International umpire, in a match that also featured the debut of future Sri Lankan cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga.

K. T. Francis was married with two children.

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  1. ^ "Sri Lanka Cricket News: Umpire KT Francis dies at 73". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 

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