K. T. Francis
|Full name||Kandiah Thirugnansampandapillai Francis|
|Born||15 October 1939
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
|Died||9 June 2013
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|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. 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.
- "Sri Lanka Cricket News: Umpire KT Francis dies at 73". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
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