22 February 1966 |
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|ODI debut (cap 69)||3 February 1993 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||4 February 1993 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|1988/89–1989||Sinhalese Sports Club|
|1989/90||Moratuwa Sports Club|
|1989/90–1993/94||Colts Cricket Club|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 26 November 2015|
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.
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. 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.