Nishantha Ranatunga

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Nishantha Ranatunga
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches - 2
Runs scored - 0
Batting average - 0
100s/50s - -/-
Top score - 0
Balls bowled - 102
Wickets - 1
Bowling average - 82.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 1/33
Catches/stumpings -/- -/-
Source: [1], 1 May 2006

Nishantha Ranatunga (born January 22, 1966, Gampaha) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played two ODIs in 1993. An all-rounder of note in domestic cricket, he is the brother of former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Sanjeeva Ranatunga, Dammika Ranatunga and Prasanna Ranatunga.

Ranatunga is current secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, the governing body of cricket in Sri Lanka.

He served as the secretary of the government-appointed interim-committee that was in charge of the cricket board when stadiums were built and renovated for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.[1]

Ranatunga was previously appointed by the UPFA government as the director general of the state-owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.[2]

In January, 2012, he was elected uncontested as the secretary of the cricket board..[3][4][5][6]

There has been a lot of controversy over Ranatunga's role as CEO of a television channel, which is owned by president Mahinda Rajapaksa's family, that the cricket board awarded broadcast rights to.[7] Critics say that Ranatunga's role as the CEO of Carlton Sports Network while being the secretary at Sri Lanka Cricket is a conflict of interest.


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