Nishantha Ranatunga

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Nishantha Ranatunga
Personal information
Born (1966-02-22) 22 February 1966 (age 51)
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relations Arjuna Ranatunga (brother)
Sanjeeva Ranatunga (brother)
Dammika Ranatunga (brother)
Prasanna Ranatunga (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 69) 3 February 1993 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 4 February 1993 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988/89–1989 Sinhalese Sports Club
1989/90 Moratuwa Sports Club
1989/90–1993/94 Colts Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition ODIs FC
Matches 2 92
Runs scored 0 3078
Batting average 0.00 29.03
100s/50s -/- 3/18
Top score 0 212*
Balls bowled 102 9773
Wickets 1 217
Bowling average 82.00 22.12
5 wickets in innings - 10
10 wickets in match n/a 1
Best bowling 1/33 7/22
Catches/stumpings 0/- 49/-
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.

Ranatunga was the former hony. secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, the governing body of cricket in Sri Lanka.

He also 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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