Asoka de Silva (cricketer)
|Full name||Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva|
28 March 1956 |
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
|Bowling style||Right arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 29)||30 August 1985 v India|
|Last Test||1 March 1991 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 52)||24 December 1986 v India|
|Last ODI||5 September 1992 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|Tests umpired||49 (2000–present)|
|ODIs umpired||122 (1999–present)|
|T20Is umpired||11 (2009–2012)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 April 2017
Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit De Silva (born March 28, 1956) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs from 1985 to 1992. Asoka was educated at Isipathana College, Colombo. He later became an umpire.
De Silva was the first ever Sri Lankan Umpire to be on the ICC Elite Umpire Panel. He served on the ICC Elite Umpire Panel between 2002 and 2004 when he was dropped down to the International Panel, but was invited back to the Elite level in April 2008 when the panel was expanded to twelve members.
He continued as a member of the ICC International umpire panel in the interim period, being used by the ICC to support the Elite Panel during busy periods in the International cricket season. He umpired in the Cricket World Cup tournaments in 2003, 2007 and 2011. De Silva was moved to less crucial matches during the 2011 Cricket World Cup after a review of his performance. He was not considered to the Elite Panel for the third time in his career after May 2011.
International umpiring statistics
As of the 15 June 2012:
|Tests||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 2000||West Indies v Pakistan at Basseterre, May 2011||49|
|ODIs||Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 1999||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo, Jun 2012||122|
|T20Is||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 2009||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jun 2012||11|
- List of Test cricket umpires
- List of One Day International cricket umpires
- List of Twenty20 International cricket umpires
- Cricinfo. "Asoka de Silva and Steve Davis promoted to Elite Panel". Archived from the original on 28 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- http://www.sport360.com/cricket/news/63881-icc-world-cup-umpire-de-silva-dropped[permanent dead link]