Cricket

Umpire KT Francis dies

2013-06-10 09:35
KT Francis (File)
Cape Town - Umpire Kandiah Francis, who officiated in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test match against England at the P Sara Oval in February 1982, died on Sunday in hospital after losing his battle against diabetes.

According to the Cricinfo website, as a result of the illness, Francis, 73, had to have both his legs amputated below the knee.

Francis was a member of the ICC international panel of umpires and officiated in 25 Tests between 1982 and 1999, and 56 ODIs in that period which included two World Cups in 1996 and 1999.

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