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First Test Ever in Kandy: The Teams and Key Personnel

August 13, 2017

 Gamini Dissanayake, President of the board of Control for Sri Lankan Cricket, in the centre of the seated row , is the most signifiicant figure here — because he was because he was a key figure in marshaling forces that enabled Sri Lanka to secure Test Status in 1981. … an d because he was, alas, assassinated by the LTTE in 1994 when campaigning for the President of the country.

David Rutter, High Commissioner for Australia is to his right. Among those seated is Gary Sobers, Sri Lanka’s coach.

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